Great news for local teens hoping to obtain a Nebraska driver's license - the Driver Safety Course at North Platte Community College has been reaccredited for two years.
The designation, from the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, will allow the college to continue offering a valuable and extremely popular program to area high school students and their families.
"We have approximately 100 students from the surrounding community in our Driver Safety Course each year," said Crystal Welch, area operations manager for the Center for Enterprise. "The course is an essential first step to learning safe, life-long driving skills. Among other things, it teaches teens about traffic laws, driver awareness, rules of the road and basic motor vehicle operation."
Students as young as 14, who qualify for a school learner's permit, can take the course, which consists of 20 classroom hours and five hours of drive time.
Those who successfully complete the program receive a waiver, enabling them to skip both the written test and the drive test when applying for a license. Discounts on car insurance may also apply, depending on the policy.
The Center for Enterprise will offer its next Driver Safety Course on May 31 through June 6. There are two classroom times to choose from: 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m. Drive sessions will be scheduled separately.
Participants must have a learner's permit, attend all sessions and meet all drive requirements to obtain the test waiver. The cost of the course is $225.
For more information, or to sign up for the course, contact Welch at 535-3614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.