Driver's education class stresses text-and-drive dangers


Courtney Fletcher

Clara Kokjer, left, and Emma Ramsey participate in a exercise demonstrating what happens when you drop your phone while driving. They're part of a driver's education class at WNCC this week.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15 to 20 year olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The lack of driving experience is a main factor to the high crash rate among teens. By participating in a driver's education class local students are taking steps in learning about the do's and don'ts of the road.

At the Western Nebraska Community College campus in Sidney, driver's education instructor Mary Weich is teaching several local students proper driving techniques this week as well as dangers of the road and distractions that can easily be prev...

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