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Drivers Ed Curriculum

A Nevada Driver’s Education curriculum is held to high standards.  All Nevada Driving Schools and Driver Education courses must deliver instruction that, according to the Nevada State Legislature, addresses the following topics:

 

The proper attitudes for driving safely and the adverse effects of disturbed emotions:

  • Use and maintenance of required safety equipment
  • Defensive driving
  • Established speed laws
  • Proper use of lanes up safely
  • The proper procedure for driving in a controlled or an uncontrolled intersection;
  • Passing 

 

Differentiating between the techniques required for driving:

  • In a city
  • On a freeway
  • On an open highway
  • Under adverse conditions

 

  • The meaning of the different colors of a traffic light and the meaning of traffic signs, signals and pavement markings, including signs that designate parking as illegal
  • Major causes of accidents and the legal and moral responsibilities in case of an accident:
  • Driving in a work zone for construction or maintenance
  • Licensing control measures, including the grounds for suspension or revocation of a driver’s license
  • Sharing the road with other motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians

 

The proper procedures for:

  • The right-of-way in various situations
  • Hand signals
  • Passing a school bus, including passing when the driver of a school bus must stop;
  • Starting a vehicle
  • Making turns
  • Parking
  • Moving in reverse
  • Following another car at a proper distance

 

The effects of alcohol and drugs on a person’s ability to drive.

 

Also, some curriculums may also require instruction in:

  • Required vehicle equipment
  • Vehicle registration
  • The different highway systems
  • The organizations that supervise the maintenance of and enforce the traffic laws on each system
  • The requirements for insurance in this State
  • The types of insurance coverage available
  • The procedures for purchasing an automobile
  • The sources of credit to finance the purchase of an automobile
  • The importance of the maintenance of a vehicle for driving
  • The effects of physical handicaps on the ability to drive
  • Sharing the road with others, including commercial vehicles, buses, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians
  • External forces affecting driving, including weather, conditions of the road and driving at night
  • Rules of the road, including state laws and local motor vehicle laws and ordinances

 

Finally, behind-the-wheel training instruction must include:

  • Familiarization with a motor vehicle
  • Basic use of the controls in a motor vehicle
  • Development of skills essential to the safe operation of a motor vehicle in traffic
  • Driving a motor vehicle in traffic with the instructor to develop abilities which are necessary to respond logically in a complex traffic situation

 

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