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§18-6-2. Where provided; implementation deadlines; priorities for course availability.
No later than the first day of the public school term beginning in the year one thousand nine hundred seventy-three, there shall be offered in all public secondary schools within the state an approved, comprehensive course in driver education.

As the first priority, the driver education course shall be made available at no cost to all secondary school pupils at or about the time they reach licensing age.

As the second priority, the driver education course shall be made available to all persons who do not attend secondary schools who have reached their sixteenth birthday and are under eighteen years of age. County boards of education may require the persons described in this paragraph who enroll in a public secondary school driver education course to pay tuition not to exceed fifty dollars.

As the third priority, the driver education course shall be made available to all persons who do not attend secondary school who are eighteen years of age or older, but first consideration for persons in this age group shall be given to those who are applying for their first operator's license. County boards of education may require the persons described in this paragraph who enroll in a public secondary school driver education course to pay tuition not to exceed seventy-five dollars.

In those counties where sufficient public secondary school driver education courses are not available to meet all requests for the course, county boards of education shall, as quickly as possible, make sufficient courses available to fill those requests.