NAC389.568. Drivers’ education.  


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  •      1. A pupil must complete 30 hours of classroom instruction to complete a course of drivers’ education. In completing the 30 hours of classroom instruction required by this subsection, 1 hour of behind-the-wheel training is equivalent to 3 hours of classroom instruction, as set forth in NRS 389.090. A school may provide a course of drivers’ education that includes more than the minimum number of hours of instruction required by this subsection.

         2. A course of study in drivers’ education must include instruction designed to teach the pupil to do the following:

         (a) Describe the proper attitudes for driving safely and the adverse effects of disturbed emotions.

         (b) State the consequences of physical disabilities on the ability to drive.

         (c) Recognize the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving.

         (d) State the grounds for revocation of a driver’s license.

         (e) Explain the requirements for equipment and registration of a vehicle.

         (f) Identify the following:

              (1) The sign designating that parking is illegal;

              (2) The right-of-way in various situations;

              (3) Hand signals;

              (4) The meaning of the different colors of a traffic light;

              (5) When the driver of a school bus must stop; and

              (6) The legal and moral responsibilities in case of an accident.

         (g) Name the different highway systems and the organizations which supervise the maintenance of and enforce the traffic laws on each system.

         (h) Identify the purpose of each instrument, device and control in a vehicle.

         (i) List the procedures for preparing to start a vehicle.

         (j) Describe the weather and the condition of the road and how these affect driving.

         (k) Describe the proper procedures for making a turn.

         (l) Describe the proper procedures for parking.

         (m) Describe the proper procedures for moving in reverse.

         (n) Describe the proper procedures for driving in a controlled and an uncontrolled intersection.

         (o) Determine the proper distance for following.

         (p) Describe how to handle specified situations which arise when driving.

         (q) Differentiate between the techniques required for driving in the city, on the highway and under adverse conditions.

         (r) State the requirements for insurance in Nevada and the types of coverage available.

         (s) Compile a list for the efficient and economical maintenance of a vehicle.

         (t) Recognize the importance of the maintenance of a vehicle for driving safely.

         (u) Explain the procedures for purchasing an automobile.

         (v) Identify sources of credit to finance the purchase of an automobile.

         3. A course of study in drivers’ education may be provided through classroom instruction or behind-the-wheel training, or both. A course of study in drivers’ education that is provided through a program of distance education pursuant to NRS 388.820 to 388.874, inclusive, must be equivalent to a course of study that is provided through regular classroom instruction.

         4. As used in this section:

         (a) “Behind-the-wheel training” means the portion of a course of study of drivers’ education which is taught through the operation of a motor vehicle under real conditions and which is characterized by a pupil driving on a driving range or on the street, or both, while under the direction of a licensed teacher.

         (b) “Classroom instruction” means the portion of a course of study of drivers’ education that is taught in a classroom environment or through a program of distance education by a licensed teacher.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 5-4-87; A by R107-01, 12-17-2001; R107-01, 12-17-2001, eff. 7-1-2002)