Important Dates and Announcements
* Spring 2017 Driver Education starts January 4th.
* Students can only miss 5 days (excused or unexcused) out of the 9 weeks that we are in
Dr. Ed. class. If a student misses more than 5 days he or she will have to retake the class
at another time.
* Students must have 8 credits in the past two semesters to be in Driver Education.
* (Speaker) State Trooper Jayme Bufford will speak to the Driver Ed. classes March 2.
Effective January 1, 2016 -
Four-time DUI convicts will be required to use an interlock device--a breath-testing contraption connected to a vehicle's ignition -- for the rest of their lives. There are about 5,000 four-time DUI offenders in Illinois who are currently banned from driving. Under the new law, they may apply for a restricted driving permit if they can prove they've turned their lives around. Another conviction, however, will result in a lifetime ban from driving.
Underage drinkers who call 911 for a friend in medical need will have immunity from criminal charges. The law designed to encourage teens not to avoid calling for emergency medical help for fear of being arrested.
Effective January 1, 2015 -
Traffic Stops: No more ticket quote system for police. If you get pulled over and are issued a ticket, your drivers license won't be held as bond.
Effective July 1 2014 - a person age 18-20, who did not take an approved driver education course in high school must successfully complete a six hour adult driver education course before obtaining a driver’s license.
Effective January 1, 2014
The focus of this new law is on banning the use of handheld electronic devices while a
vehicle is not a parked. The following are EXCEPTIONS!
Did You Know? A recent study reported that there are approximately 630,000 lane-change crashes annually (including both large trucks and passenger vehicles). Be alert check your mirrors, blind spots and use your turn signal.