New driver education at Douglas campus

The Western Nevada College Douglas campus is offering two driver education courses from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 17-20, during spring break, or on Saturdays, March 29 -April 19.

New drivers under age 18 are required to take a 30-hour new driver education course if one is offered within a 30-mile radius of their residential address.

The classes are open to anyone age 15 and older. Cost is $105.

Young drivers will learn safe driving techniques through lectures, class discussion, guest speakers, and films that cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various situations and environments.

In addition, the course covers how to handle distractions in the vehicle, and avoid falling asleep at the wheel, peer pressure and driving under the influence.

Guest speakers include public safety officials and insurance representatives. Instruction includes tips on how to drive safely around large trucks and motorcycles and how to avoid unexpected objects in the road, as well as maneuvering safely through roundabouts and rules for driving in bad weather.

To register for the noncredit classes, students must fill out the WNC Community Education Admission Application at and mail, fax or bring it in to WNC Carson City, 2201 West College Parkway.

Once this application is processed, normally two days after it is received, students may call 445-4458 or proceed with Web-REG to register for the course.

Students can fax their applications from the Douglas campus, 1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden.

The Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool, the Public Agency Compensation Trust, and State Farm Insurance all support the course.

For information, call (775) 445-4458.


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