December 8, 2008

Christmas break classes set at WNC Carson City

New Drivers: Enroll in Training Course

Two required driver education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered at Western Nevada College Carson City, Monday, Tuesday and Friday, Saturday, December 22, 23 , 26, & 27 or December 29, 30, and January 2, 3. The class meets 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost per session is $99.

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. Nevada law requires new drivers under age 18 to take a 30-hour New Driver Education course if one is offered within 30 miles of their home.

Per mile traveled, teens have the highest involvement rates in crashes, from crashes involving property damage to fatal accidents. The problem is worst among 16-year-olds, who have the most limited driving experience and an immaturity that often results in risk-taking behind the wheel. Poor skills aren't always to blame. Teen attitudes and decision-making matter more. Teens often think they're immune to harm, so they don't use safety belts as much and they deliberately seek thrills like speeding.

The WNC Driver Education program focuses on key areas where young drivers lack skill - poor visual search habits; inattention; improper management of speed and space; and lack of patience. Speakers will present information on local hazards and issues; insurance; and vehicle and tire safety precautions.

To register for the non-credit class, fill out the online WNC Application at /drivereducation/, then print out and mail or fax the Driver Education Registration Form to WNC Admissions, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703. More information: 775-445-4458.

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

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198

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