8th Annual Driver's Ed Road-e-o Winners
1st Place - Dalton Lister, Satsuma
2nd Place - Taylor Careno, Theodore
3rd Place - Jason Williams, Citronelle
Driver Education develops understanding of and adaptation to traffic in terms of knowledge, attitudes, and skills. The course includes a study of traffic safety for pedestrians and drivers, as they are involved in physical and man-made laws, enforcement agencies and policies, traffic psychology, automobile purchasing, insurance, budgeting, consumer mechanics, and traffic engineering. Driver Education Classroom instruction is for a period of at least thirty hours.
Behind-the-wheel experience in a dual-controlled automobile is provided during the course. Driver Education develops knowledge, habits, and skills related to learning to stop and start, shift, steer, make right and left turns, drive in traffic, complete turnabouts, and to park. Development of attitudes basic to accepting civic responsibility in traffic and to the safe operation of the automobile are stressed. For those students who do not receive simulation training, behind-the-wheel training will consist of the dual-controlled automobile use for three to six hours of driving. For those students who received simulation training, behind-the-wheel training will consist of one to three hours.
Updated requirements for obtaining a LEARNER'S LICENSE (permit)
The Driver Education Department would like to inform parents of recent changes implemented by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) that affect students seeking to obtain a learner's license. Students must now have a completed School Enrollment Form in order to take the learner's license exam. In the past, the DPS has accepted a report card in the place of the enrollment form. This policy changed on August 10th.
A student wanting to take the learner's license exam must provide all three of the items below:
- Birth Certificate (original only - no copies)
- Social Security Card (original only - no copies)
- School Enrollment Form
Most school offices have copies of the Student Enrollment Form; forms may also be picked up at the DPS office but will have to be completed by the student's school of enrollment. A student must ALSO pass the eye exam before a learner's license will be issued. The cost of the exam remains $5.00, but the cost of the learner's license has increased to $23.50. The DPS opens at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.