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North Carolina law requires anyone under 18 to complete Driver Education before obtaining a driver license. Students are exposed to many topics during the classroom phase such as basic rules of the road, motor vehicle law, procedures for basic maneuvers, natural laws, and attitudes for being a safe and responsible driver. The BTW (behind-the-wheel) phase awards students the opportunity for actual hands on training on the streets and highways. Again, in the time allotted only basic maneuvers are taught. Once a student successfully completes Driver Education and obtains a limited learners permit they are able to drive and gain valuable experience under the close supervision of their parents. This training coupled with the driving experience provided by their parents will generally result in a safe and responsible teen driver.
Driver Education classes are typically offered six to seven times throughout the year. Each student is required to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction before completing the driving instruction. In order to enroll in a class, the student must be 14 1/2 years of age by the first day of class. Classes will take place during the week after school or on Saturday's and some holidays. The summer class may be in the morning or early afternoon.
Once the student has completed the classroom portion they will be scheduled to drive, beginning with the oldest students working down to the youngest.