In accordance with state law, the district may offer instruction in the safe and lawful operation of motor vehicles if funding is approved. Classroom instruction will emphasize the effects of drug and alcohol use, including the hazards of driving while impaired or intoxicated; the penalties for alcohol-related motor vehicle violations; and the medical, biological and physiological effects of the consumption of alcohol and their impact on the operation of a motor vehicle.
Classroom training will be provided by a person approved by the State Education Department and the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The law authorizes driver education classes to be conducted on Saturdays if necessary.
If Driver Education is provided, the district will provide opportunity for driver training to students in their senior year. Qualifying students from lower grades (juniors first) who request it will be admitted to fill classes.
Ref: Education Law §§806-a; 3604(8)
Vehicle and Traffic Safety Law §§502(2); 507(1)
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: February 4, 2003