The Driver Education course will assist students in building a firm foundation of knowledge and skill for safe and efficient driving. The purpose of Driver Education is to produce better driving citizens by developing familiarity with the vehicle's operation and maintenance; experience and responsibility in its handling; knowledge of traffic laws, signs, and controls; ability to cope with hazardous or emergency situations; and safe driving practices based upon all these, plus the rights of others. Units on emotions, attitudes, drugs, and alcohol will also be covered. This course may be helpful in preparing the student for their permit exam and/or driving exam. It is highly encouraged that students acquire drive time to accompany the classroom instruction to be able to better perform the life-long skills that accompany the privilege of driving. Drive time may be purchased through the Community Education Office.