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Transportation Safety

Driver Education

We believe that Driver Education is the most important course a Student will ever take because it provides them with the foundation on which to build their knowledge and skills for safe and efficient driving for the rest of their lives. As a result, our classes are small (limited to no more than 24 students), and focus on the basics of driving skills, safety, attitudes, and behaviors.

Our course consists of 22 hours of classroom study, 4 hours of Range activities, 4 hours of Simulation, and 2.5 hours of On-Street driving. Passing the course results in waiver of the written and drive test at the Nebraska DMV and a Certificate of Completion which can be used for insurance purposes.

Classes are taught throughout Nebraska and utilize the Ron and Carol Cope Nebraska Center for Safety Education and Research – one of only 3 full-sized driving ranges in the Midwest.

Registration Information:

  • Each Student is required by the Nebraska DMV to have a valid Permit in order to enroll in this course.
  • To enroll in the course, complete the appropriate registration form found below then return it to the Nebraska Safety Center with payment.
  • We accept MasterCard, Visa, personal checks, or money orders, which must be sent to our office. The Classroom Instructor will NOT accept any form of payment.
  • If you pay by check, or money order, please make payment to “Nebraska Safety Center at UNK”. Payment plans are available upon request. Such plans require a $100 deposit prior to enrollment and payment in full prior to the issuance of the DMV waiver. Please contact the Nebraska Safety Center office for details.
  • Classes are limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. If your enrollment form is received and the class is filled, your deposit will be refunded.
  • Once our office receives the registration and payment, we will send the Parents a post-card confirming the registration. Details regarding the required Parent and Student orientation meeting will be sent in a letter to the Parents during the week prior to the beginning of the course.
  • If a Student requires any accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact the Nebraska Safety Center prior to the beginning of the course. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate these needs.
  • Students are provided up to 2.5 hours of on-street driving time. Students requiring more than 2.5 hours of driving will be charged $50 per hour. If a student schedules a time to drive and is not present for the lesson, that lesson will be rescheduled and an additional fee will be assessed.
  • On-street drive times are scheduled with the Instructor at mutually convenient times and will be conducted in the local school area
  • If the Driver Education Student is under 18 years of age at the time the course is completed, passing the course with his/her current permit results in a waiver of the written and drive tests at the Nebraska DMV’s Driving Examination Office. If the Student is 18, or older, he/she will receive a certificate, but must still take the written and drive tests at the DMV office.
  • Check Re-presentment Policy: In the event that your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, we may re-present your check electronically. In the ordinary course of business, your check will not be provided to you with your bank statement, but a copy can be retrieved by contacting your financial institution.

For more information about our Driver Education Program contact Brandon Benitz at (308) 865-1550 or 1-800-854-7867, ext. 5.

To register for the course, please click on the link below to download and print out the appropriate registration form.

Students with Disabilities or Students Who are Pregnant

Kearney Driver Education

Register and Pay online for Kearney Driver Education Classes Only
If you would like to download the brochure, click here

Kearney Summer 2015 Course Information

  • Kearney A: Classes: May 11-15 and May 18-21 (6pm-9:30pm)
  • Kearney B: Classes: May 26-29 (3pm-9pm)
  • Kearney 1: Classes: June 8-12 (7am-1pm)
  • Kearney 2: Classes: June 22-26 (7am-1pm)
  • Kearney 3: Classes: July 6-10 (7am-1pm)
  • Kearney C: Classes: July 20-24 (3pm-9pm)
  • Kearney 4: Classes: August 3-7 (7am-1pm)

All on-street will happen the week after class.

Adams Central Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Adam Central Jr-Sr High School on the following dates:

Adams Central 1
Classroom: Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Saturday, June 6, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Adams Central 2
Classroom: Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Wednesday, June 17, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Ainsworth Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Ainsworth Community School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Wednesday, July 29, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Amherst Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Amherst Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Friday, June 26, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Axtell Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Axtell Community School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Friday, June 12, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Broken Bow Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Broken Bow Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Wednesday, June 10, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of classes or download the brochure.

Burwell Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Burwell Jr-Sr High School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, July 6, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Callaway Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Callaway Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Centennial Public School

Driver Education is offered at Centennial Public School on the following dates:

Centennial 1
Classroom: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Tuesday, June 23, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Centennial 2
Classroom: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2015; from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Wednesday, June 24, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes register or download the brochure.

Centura Public School

Driver Education is offered at Centura High School on the following dates:

Classroom: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on March 2, 9, 12, 23, 26, and 30; 9:00 a.m. to Noon on March 13
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Saturday, March 13; from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Doniphan-Trumbull Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Doniphan Trumbull High School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Tuesday, July 14, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.\
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Elm Creek Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Elm Creek Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Tuesday, June 30, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Franklin Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Franklin Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Thursday, July 30, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Gibbon Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Gibbon Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Tuesday, June 16, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Grand Island Central Catholic Schools

Driver Education is offered at Grand Island Central Catholic High School on the following dates:

Grand Island Central Catholic 1
Classroom: Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, June 1, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street: Scheduled individually with instructor

Grand Island Central Catholic 2
Classroom: Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, August 10, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-street: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Grand Island Senior High Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Grand Island Senior High School on the following dates:

Grand Island Senior High 1
Classroom: Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, June 15, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street: Scheduled individually with instructor

Grand Island Senior High 2
Classroom: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, June 29, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-street: Scheduled individually with instructor

Grand Island Senior High 3
Classroom: Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, July 27, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-street: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Hastings Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Hastings High School on the following dates:

Hastings 1
Classroom: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Wednesday, July 1, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Hastings 2
Classroom: Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Tuesday, July 28, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Holdrege Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Holdrege High School on the following dates:

Holdrege 1
Classroom: Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Tuesday, June 9, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving:

Holdrege 2
Classroom: Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, August 3, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Kenesaw Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Kenesaw Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Wednesday, June 3, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Lexington Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Lexington High School on the following dates:

Lexington 1
Classroom: Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, June 8, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Lexington 2
Classroom: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, June 22, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Litchfield Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Pleasanton Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Thursday, July 2, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register online for one of the classes

Loup County Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Burwell Jr-Sr High School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, July 6, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Paxton

Driver Education is offered at Sutherland Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Perkins County Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Perkins County High School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Thursday, June 18, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Pleasanton Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Pleasanton Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Thursday, July 2, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes

Sargent Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Burwell Jr-Sr High School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2; from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Monday, July 6; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

SEM Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at SEM High School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Friday, June 26, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Shelton Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Gibbon Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Tuesday, June 16, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Sutherland Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Sutherland Public School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.

Wood River Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Wood River High School on the following dates:

Classroom: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2015; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Range and Simulation in Kearney: Thursday, June 25, 2015; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On-Street Driving: Scheduled individually with instructor.

Register online for one of the classes or download the brochure.