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Slots available for
driver education

CONYERS - Spaces are still available for this summer's driver education classes in Rockdale County.

To help fill the available spaces, the program will hold a second registration from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rockdale Career Academy, which is located at 1064 Culpepper Drive in Conyers, in the CTAE office at the back of the building.

Charlie Bryant, driver education instructor for Rockdale County Public Schools, said that 23 spaces are still available to students both in Rockdale County and from outside the county.

Students who wish to register must be at least 15 years old and have a valid Georgia learner's permit or license; they also must have 10 to 15 hours of driving time before the class begins in the summer.

In session one, which is scheduled from June 8 to 23, nine spaces are available - one in the 1 to 3 p.m. driving time and eight in the 3 to

5 p.m. driving time slot. In session two, which is scheduled from June 24 until July 10, 14 slots are open - seven in the 1 to 3 p.m. driving time and seven in the 3 to 5 p.m. driving time.

Tuition is due at the time of Wednesday's registration. The cost is $350 for in-county students and $400 for out-of-county students. The payment must be in the form of cash, a bank check or a money order, Bryant said.

During the class, students will receive general instruction time that includes lecture, videos and guest speakers from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. each day of the class. During their driving time, they will learn basic car control skills and driving in various conditions and areas.

After students successfully complete the class, they will earn a certificate that allows them to take their driver's test to obtain their license and that also could save them money on car insurance with some companies.

More information about registration and the course is available by visiting www.rockdale.k12.ga.us or calling Bryant 770-388-5677, ext. 3189 or e-mailing him at bonnycharlie@att.net.

Michelle Floyd can be reached at michelle.floyd@newtoncitizen.com.