The budget passed by the North Carolina General Assembly last summer eliminated state funding for driver education after June 30, 2015. North Carolina PTA thinks this is an important issue, and the North Carolina PTA Board of Directors recently adopted a position to support efforts to ask the North Carolina General Assembly to include funding for driver education in the upcoming long session. We encourage local PTAs throughout North Carolina to support our efforts to provide state funding for driver education.
If you are interested in contacting your state legislators, you can find their contact information by visiting the North Carolina General Assembly website.
The Driver Education Matters website is a great resource for information on driver education and funding for driver education in North Carolina.
According to the Driver Education Matters website:
- As early as April 1, 2015, your child may not find a driver education class open
- Over 120,000 new drivers and their families may be affected each year
- Automobile insurance may increase as a result of unsafe drivers on the road