- Location: Nevada
Drivers Ed in Nevada
The process of obtaining your driver license can be a lengthy one, but in the end it's worth it. Because the state of Nevada is serious about beginning-drivers being well prepared for the responsibilities of driving, you'll have to take a classroom driving course before everything else.
Whether your high school offers a driver's ed course or you take a class from a DMV-approved third-party provider, you'll need to begin with the basics. You can begin as soon as you're 15 years old, and the requirement applies to almost everyone, even if you're schooled at home.
The only exception to the rule is when you live in a rural area where no class is offered within 30 miles of your home. In that case, you'll need to make up for the lack of classroom experience by completing more behind-the-wheel hours.
The basic requirement for the course is 30 hours of instruction. Some private schools require at least 15 hours being in the classroom and 5 hours behind-the-wheel (the school must be approved for this process).
At the end of your course, you should receive a certificate of completion, which you will need to include in your paperwork when you apply for your driver license or learner's permit.
Chances are that you'll receive a copy of the Nevada Driver's Handbook as part of your classroom instruction. This book can become your best friend on the road to getting your license. It contains all the rules of the road and safety information, including:
- Application process information.
- Seat belt regulations.
- Traffic signs and highway markings.
- Basic control of the vehicle.
- Right-of-way, intersections, and freeway driving.
- Parking your vehicle.
- Special driving conditions, such as bad weather, night, and construction zones.
- Insurance laws.
- Driving record information.
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs.
- License suspensions and revocations.
- New resident guide.
- DMV office locations.
You can also find some valuable beginning driver information in the DMV's tip sheet, Nevada Teen Driving.Local Drivers Education
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