190 students sign up to participate in driver’s education course

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Allison Hillebrand

A driver's education meeting was held on March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Hays High cafeteria.

A driver’s education course is required for a person with the intent to receive their permit and be allowed to drive before the age of 16.

“Driver’s education is where we take kids, who may have a learner’s permit that allows them to drive with their parent or legal guardian in the seat next to them,” instructor Bruce Rupp said. “We teach them the laws and how to drive safely to graduate to a restricted permit.”

If the student does not have a learners permit, the instructors provide a temporary permit, which will allow the student to drive on the days the class is behind the wheel.

The driver’s education meeting took place in the Hays High cafeteria at 7 p.m. on March 8.

Approximately 190 students have signed up for the class, Rupp said. Any person older than 14 years may take the class.

“Driver’s education will start the first week that school is out,” Rupp said. “There will be four sessions of two weeks.”

20ahillebrand@usd489.com