49-1-204. Driver education and training courses in public schools.

(a)  In order to expand driver education throughout the public schools of this state and to promote safety on the highways, the department of education is hereby directed to promote and expand driver education and training courses throughout the public schools of this state. Such courses shall include an area of instruction dealing with the effects of the consumption of alcoholic beverages on driving abilities. 

(b)  To the amount apportioned to the department to promote and expand driver education throughout the public schools of this state and promote safety on the highways, pursuant to 67-4-602 - 67-4-606, shall be added the annual appropriation of state funds for the driver education program. All such funds appropriated to the department may be used for matching any federal funds which may become available for driver education under the provisions of the Highway Safety Act of 1966, Public Law 89-564. 

[Acts 1965, ch. 302, 1, 3; 1969, ch. 25, 1; 1972, ch. 693, 2; 1981, ch. 488, 5; T.C.A., 49-115; Acts 1985, ch. 443, 3.]






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