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- Does Driver Education really help teens avoid crashes?
- What are the requirements for a Learner’s Permit (LPD)?
- What is a POP (Provisional Operators Permit) and how do I obtain it?
- What are the restrictions with the POP?
- Who can get a school permit?
- Where do I go to get the learner’s permit?
- How can I start to prepare my teenager for the driving experience prior to obtaining their learner’s permit?
- What should I do before taking Driver Education?
- What happens after my child passes and completes driver education?
- What are the advantages of taking driver education over the 50-hour log?
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*There are no Driver Education scholarships available at this time.*
Through the generous support of AAA - The Auto Club Group, the National Safety Council, Nebraska announces scholarship program available to students for driver education training.
The AAA - The Auto Club Group Scholarship provides funding for students to receive full or partially paid tuition for driver education. These scholarship programs will provide access to crucial training that might not otherwise have been available to them.
Students will receive 20 hours of in-person classroom instruction or up to 26 hours of online class training and receive up to five hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction to learn how to drive safely in our community. Students who successfully complete the driver education program have their written and skills testing waived at the Department of Motor Vehicles thereby allowing the students to easily obtain their Provisional Driving Permits.
Students will qualify for the Scholarships based on the following criteria; meeting the published government standards qualifications for free or reduced school lunch program, be receiving Medicaid benefits or other eligibilty requirements.
Scholarships will cover the full or partial cost of the program.
Please complete the application below and mail or fax to:
National Safety Council, Nebraska
Attn: DR ED Program Manager
11620 “M” Circle
Omaha, NE 68137
Or fax to: (402) 896-6331
Teaching your teen to drive requires considerable patience, empathy, and the knowledge of what is needed to best prepare him/her to become a skilled, responsible driver. Many parents approach this task with trepidation and high anxiety.
There are many great articles available about how to proceed. Our top recommendation is to NOT skip a formal driver education class. Face it, it has been awhile since you completed driver education, and although you are a great driver you can't remember every detail to prepare your teen. And ... times have changed. Teenagers today have more distractions, more traffic to contend with and faster vehicles.
#1 Tip - Register your child for Driver Education Training
#2 Practice, practice, practice. Spend time with your child having them behind the wheel. Be patient and remember to let them take the initiative. If they aren't pushing to drive they are probably too nervous. That's ok - let them have time to mentally prepare themselves. You will both know when they are ready.
#3 Be a great role model. Although you may think your teen is staring out the window or at their phone, they are aware of what you are doing. As always - practice being a defensive driver. Stay off your phone. Wear your seat belt - Every Time, Every Trip.
#4 Play "how do I get there?". Ask your child for directions while you are driving. This is a great game to play in the pre-teen years and gives them the confidence once they are behind the wheel that they aren't going to get lost ... at least not every time.
#5 Make sure your driver is set-up for success. Being a successful driver includes following all of the rules of the road and being a conscientious, defensive driver but having the right tools is also important. How will they handle a flat tire, running out of gas or a dead battery? Help your student be prepared. A membership to AAA wll give both of you the peace of mind when you aren't there.
For a copy of the DMV Driver Manual - click here.
Take a practice driver examination test from the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
AAA Nebraska provides information that is valuable for you and your teen regarding distracted driving and alcohol and driving. There are also great resources for parent supervision, driving logs and sample driving tests. Visit the AAA site for more information. And if you are a member of AAA and have taken driver education through the National Safety Council, Nebraska ask about special offers for your teen.
MyCarDoesWhat.org is a national campaign to help educate drivers on new vehicle safety technologies designed to help prevent crashes. These technologies range from increasing the stability and control of cars to providing warnings about crash threats to automatically intervening to avoid or reduce the severity of a crash. The goal of this campaign is to explain to drivers how best to use these safety technologies, leading to safer driving.
Join our team of part-time driver education instructors and make a difference in the lives of a teenager.
Becoming a driver education instructor is a great way to earn extra money while giving back to the community. While the level of instruction is demanding - it is also quite rewarding knowing that you are providing Nebraska families the peace of mind that comes with having their new drivers well trained and well prepared by caring, professional instructors.More Information