The budget proposal from the North Carolina House addresses funding for North Carolina’s driver’s education program.
Funding for the program is set to expire June 30.
“Driver’s education is on the edge of a good place, I feel,” said Connie Sessoms, chair of the Driver’s Education Advisory Committee.
The House’s proposal would include $26.3 million for driver’s ed for the coming fiscal year.
The proposal also addresses funding for future years through civil penalties and forfeitures. For example, penalties for a late registration renewal would aid driver’s ed.
“If we are going to allow our children to grow to maturity, we have to teach them how to drive. Driving is something that they’re going to have to do every day,” Sessoms said. “It’s a lifelong learning process. It’s the most dangerous thing that they will ever do.”
At this point, the Sessoms said driver’s ed courses are moving forward as though the funding will be there.
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