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Mr. Andy Nester, KHS driving instructor, is hopeful that more students will take advantage of free drivers training courses. Nester is supportive of commercial drivers.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao recently made a life-changing decision for all new drivers.

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, the Department of Transportation will provide all high school students drivers training free of charge.

This decision was put into action because of a lack of commercial drivers and even train conductors in the country.

Mr. Andy Nester, driving instructor, explained the new regulation in full.

“Since the early 2000s, the decline of commercial drivers has dwindled to a dangerously low number,” Nester said. “The government is trying to fill spots by exposing students to driving free of charge.”

However, Nester knows that drivers must fulfill certain criteria.

“Of course, if you wanted to be a commercial driver, you must first go through drivers training and earn your license to prove that you are a safe driver,” Nester said. “If you pass the drivers course and go a year without any incidents, you will be on track to be a commercial driver.”

Nester believes this is a good idea for schools.

“Schools will finally get some funding that they actually deserve,” Nester said. “Students would be fools not to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Nester said scheduling will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Each drivers training course will host 30 to 40 students and will be hosted in the auditorium,” Nester said.”We will make sure courses run all throughout the year, but we don’t want the classes too big.”

Mr. Paul Adas, driving instructor, is happy the government will become more involved in schools.

“I’ve noticed that fewer and fewer students have enrolled in the course due to the cost,” Adas said. “I’m glad someone else wanted to keep the drivers training department alive.”

Freshman Allison Eible thinks this regulation will be a great idea for all future students.

“I may have not been able to take drivers training if this bill hadn’t been passed,” Eible said. “This will benefit students for years to come.”

Mr. Brian Wiskur, principal, thinks this will be a good thing for schools around America.

“Public schools will finally start to gain the positive recognition that we deserve,” Wiskur said. “I support this wholeheartedly.”

Disclaimer — This story is made up and is completely fictitious. Don’t believe a word of it. April Fools!

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