More driver’s training segments coming to Carson City area

By Jessica Beery • Last Updated 9:44 am on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BLOOMER TOWNSHIP — Plans are in the works to bring more driver’s training opportunities to the Carson City area.
Stanton-based instructor Dave Packer is looking to rent space in the Carson City area to meet the needs of students who can’t attend the single session of Segment I driver’s training available through Carson City-Crystal High School.
The state-required Segment I of driver’s training is only available once in June through the high school.
“Because students are required to be 14 years and 8 months at the start of the course, some students have to wait a whole year for the course to come around (in Carson City) again,” Packer said. “I definitely want to get over into that area.”
Since students are required to have 24 hours of class time and six hours of road time with their instructor, Packer plans to offer Segment I training in 12 two-hour sessions every other month.
The Bloomer Township Board approved a discounted hall rental rate at Monday evening’s regular monthly meeting, but Packer said the rental rate of $450 plus a $100 deposit for each segment of training is higher than he can afford.
Packer said he has since talked with representatives from Independent Bank in Carson City, who expressed interest in letting him rent their basement for the training.
“(Students and parents) need a central location,” said Township Clerk Don Baese. “Otherwise they’ll have to drive to Greenville (for training) like I did for my kids.”
Packer is waiting for final approval from the state, but he said the training is expected to start in March. Contact Packer at (616) 302-0994 for more information.

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