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Only programs that require at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training will be eligible.
Sarasota Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 6 years ago

Traffic tickets to help fund driver's education

by: Rob Roy

State and county laws call for a $5 surcharge placed on each civil traffic fine in Sarasota County.

Money from the additional fine will go toward driver’s education programs in public and nonpublic schools that require a minimum of 30 hours of a student’s time spent on behind-the-wheel training. 

School board members voted unanimously Aug. 3 to accept Driver Enhancement Funds — which is estimated to be $235,000.

The funds can only be used for direct educational expenses.

Contact Robin Roy at [email protected].


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