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Drivers Education should be offered at Rialto High School



Driver's ed should be offered in the Rialto High School District. With driver's ed being an option at Rialto High School, students can learn more information about the road and drive much more safely.


A driver's ed program would give the students options to learn about the vehicle’s functions, learn more about the road, and be generally safe on the road. Not every teenager has an adult that can teach them how to drive, so having a program that can give the option is good.


Driver's ed would also prevent students from failing the permit test since students will be more prepared and qualified to drive. The program won’t have to require a car to practice with, it can be completed with a lecture from the teacher.


Driver’s ed is more of an online course now, but this makes the process much more boring and if confused, there isn't anyone to ask confidently to clarify a question. You can look anything up with an online course and cheat without fully recognizing or understanding the question.


We can do this by making this an optional semester class and getting a driving instructor as a teacher. Driver's ed was implemented in the 90s but was discontinued because California's state budget was cut and funds couldn't supply driver's ed as a class anymore.


When driver's ed was a thing, they used cars to teach students how to drive. Rialto High School doesn't need cars to teach students how to be safe on the road, we can substitute real cars for a simulation car. This is what the Methacton School district does, they use a simulated car game to teach students how to drive.


The simulation car looks like an arcade game but represents a car very closely. In the game, you break when pedestrians are walking and drive when safe, the game includes lots of ways to react on the road without actually being on the road.


Senior David Morfin says, “Drivers ed should be in every high school because it helps teenagers be safe on the road, and from what I see, a lot of car accidents are young people in their 20s.”


 



39 comments

39 Comments


Kalina Zuniga
Kalina Zuniga
Feb 01, 2023

Having Driver Ed classes at Rialto High School would be a great class for Rialto students to take.

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Litzy Franco
Litzy Franco
Feb 01, 2023

I agree with this article because not everyone has someone that can teach them how to drive and being able to learn how to drive at school would be very helpful in preparation for future drivers.

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Michelle Garces
Michelle Garces
Feb 01, 2023

I agree with the article because many students drive to school and do not necessarily have a permit or any legal permission to drive. This is unsafe for students and anyone else in the street. Many people also have trouble getting to school because they don’t have a ride. However if we knew how to drive that would no longer be a issue.

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Vivian Mejia
Vivian Mejia
Feb 01, 2023

I agree with this article because it would be convenient for the students to learn. Most students either don't have time, motivation, or someone to guide them so the class would be quite beneficial.

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I think this should be offered as a class or small course , many students want to learn to drive and many drive without a license or not knowing basics stuff when it comes to driving . A driving ed class would be a cool thing .

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