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2010-2011 Driver Education Year a Success!

Cassady Williams, Emily Harvey, Kai Kurapka, Patrick Mersch and Steven Sessoms, all students at Weddington High School, were among the approximately 2,500 UCPS students who completed their driver education training during the 2010-11 school year.

The Union County Public Schools (UCPS) Driver Education Program recently completed the 2010-2011 school year. Approximately 2,500 UCPS students completed the classroom and behind-the-wheel phases of the driver education program. One hundred twenty-seven classes were offered and students logged more than 250,000 miles behind the wheel.

There were only seven minor accidents during the school year, but none had serious injuries. "This year was a successful school year for Driver Education," said Dr. Jerry Cross, Coordinator of the Driver Education program, noting that it is not unusual for students in driver education programs to have minor accidents.

Dr. Cross said he would like to thank the 50 part-time teachers who work for UCPS and help to train our young drivers.

Students in UCPS who are interested in completing their driver education for the upcoming school year will need to register with the guidance counselor of their high school. Students interested in enrolling in the Driver's Education program must be between the ages of 14 1/2 and 18 on the first day of class. (Middle School students ARE eligible to take Driver's Education as long as they are the legal age.)

For more information about driver education in North Carolina see NC GS 20-88.1 and the UCPS Driver Education website.

Written by: Dr. Jerry Cross, Coordinator of Driver Education
Edited by: Don Mace and Deb Bledsoe, Communications Office
Posted: Aug 09, 2011 by Don Mace

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