- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - In a story Oct. 30 about a free driver’s education course offered at Augusta Tech, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Kia Motors donated two new Optimas to the school. A school spokeswoman said the cars were purchased through a grant.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Augusta Tech to offer teens free driver’s education course

Augusta Technical College to offer free driver’s education course for first-time teen drivers

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Augusta Technical College will begin offering free classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction to first-time drivers between the ages of 15 and 18.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1PYigEs) the college will offer the course thanks to a $17,836 grant from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission. A school spokeswoman said two Kia Optimas used for the course were funded through a grant.

The grant, which runs through June 2016, is based on Joshua’s Law. The state legislation, which went into effect in 2007, requires all 16-year-olds applying for a Class D driver’s license to complete an approved driver education course and 40 hours of adult-supervised driving.

The college’s director of continuing education Andrew Jefferson says classes start Monday. So far, Jefferson says 20 students have enrolled.

The course will consist of six trained instructors.

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