Next New Driver Program Starts Oct. 14 at WNC


Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College and Greater Nevada Credit Union will present the next new driver education class on Saturdays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Carson City campus.

The “Greater Driving in Northern Nevada” Program promotes safe driving among new drivers. Students will not only learn the basic rules of the road, they will learn about vehicle costs, establishing good savings habits, and building good credit to plan for the cost of owning and maintaining a vehicle.

For those who enroll in this upcoming session, classes aren’t scheduled on Saturdays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 11.


Students who successfully complete the new driver education program are eligible to receive free gifts including a vehicle sunshade and a gift of free membership from GNCU. Those who are members of the credit union, or become a member, can receive a $50 partial reimbursement for the course fee which will be deposited into their GNCU checking account.

In addition, GNCU is sponsoring a program related essay contest on safe driving. Three $500 scholarships for the 2018/2019 school year will be awarded to students who participate. Students may use the scholarship for their studies or opt to gift the award to a family member or friend attending WNC.

The Greater Driving in Northern Nevada program meets the training requirements to obtain a Nevada driver’s license. The course uses lectures, videos and interactive CDs to cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various environments and situations. The comprehensive course also discusses the added challenges of inexperience and youthful attitudes. Guest speakers bring a wealth of knowledge in the areas of traffic safety and enforcement and insurance.

Students must be at least 15 years of age on the last day of class to be eligible to take the course. Most insurance companies will give a discount for taking a 30-hour driver education course. Students should check with their insurance provider to clarify their individual policy.

For more information or enroll, go to View Future Classes.

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