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Metcalfe Community Education offers 10-Monday Drivers course

Safety is a huge reason for taking the course, whether one is a beginning driver or an experienced one who wants a refresher course and the 10% savings on premimums many insurance companies offer drivers who complete the course successfully. Course open to both Metcalfe Countians and those from other counties.
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By Geneva Scroggy

Metcalfe Community Education will be offering a Drivers Education course this fall. These courses will be available for anyone to participate including out-of-county residents. Course Schedule: Ten three hour classes, 3:30pm-6:30pmCT, on each of the following Mondays. Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2014. There will be six hours of drive time with instructor. The cost: $50/In-county, $100/Out-of-County. First installment of class fee must be paid by September 1, 2014. For registration or questions, call Geneva Scroggy 270-432-0553. The classes will be at Metcalfe County High School, 207 Randolph Street, Edmonton, KY.

Why Take Driver's Ed? - Your mom might be a good driver, but she might not be the best one to teach you. Many states require new drivers to first obtain a learner's permit and then to take a state-certified driver's education course. Even when it is not mandatory, such courses are often more comprehensive and efficient than learning on your own or from a biased family member.

Driving schools do their research - they know exactly what the state expects of you in the written and driving tests. That means they know the best ways to prepare you including teaching you everything from the basics of traffic laws and traffic signs to fundamental safety tips that, even if they're not on the exam, will undoubtedly make you a better driver.

Teaching the Importance of safety in addition to modeling good driving etiquette and providing experienced instruction, driving schools reinforce the best practices - such as distraction-free driving tips - to keep all of us alert and safe on the roads.

Your local driving instruction courses may provide additional information specific to your area, such as tips on: Freeway driving, inclement weather, navigating busy urban streets. Driving schools often offer practice tests aimed at your state's specific driver education requirements, giving you the inside scoop at what is expected.

You can even find these practice tests online, on your state's DMV Web site, in your driver handbook, or from third-party companies. Also, some states will even waive portions of your license or driving exam when you present a waiver from your driving instructor showing that you have completed a certain number of training hours. Another benefit that will be a bigger interest to parents, most insurance companies/agencies will offer at least a 10% discount on their premiums with a certificate from a completed Drivers Education course. - Geneva Scroggy,

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