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Hamilton offers drivers’ education

Registration for Hamilton High School summer drivers’ education – including theory, simulation and behind-the-wheel – begins April 1. Completed forms with fees will be accepted at the high school office during school hours or by mail. Students who will be 16 years old by Dec. 31, 2011 are eligible to enroll in all three phases of the program.
The theory phase runs from June 13 through July 1 and includes 15 two-hour classes Monday through Friday. The theory phase covers the Motorist Manual, rules of the road, seat belts, insurance, car ownership and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The simulation is six two-hour classes. The simulated experiences include turning, expressway driving, rural roads, winter and snow, hazards and collision traps and split-second decisions.
 Behind-the-wheel starts after the students have gone to the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles and each passed the written, vision and sign tests which cost $35. Behind-the-wheel includes six two-hour lessons that are held weekdays from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 10 a.m.-noon or 12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.  Parents are required to practice with their child for 30 hours, 10 being at night.
Fees are $350 for the full program. If you have questions, please contact Hamilton Drivers’ Education Coordinator Jackie Rottler at