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AAA offering pre-licensing course at JCC

June 5, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

DUNKIRK - AAA Western and Central New York will hold a five-hour pre-licensing course at Jamestown Community College's North Campus, 10807 Bennett Rd., Dunkirk on Saturday June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course is a required pre-requisite for all new drivers to receive their New York State driver's license. AAA instructors will guide students through driving fundamentals like the DMV point system, the highway transportation system, the laws of physics as they relate to driving and the effects of restraining devices. Students will also learn defensive driving techniques, the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving, as well as what to do in case of a collision and the effects of driver attitude, emotions and skills.

Upon course completion, students will receive an MV-278 certificate. This certificate number is required to schedule a road test, and the certificate must be presented to the examiner on the day of the test.

"With summer right around the corner, this is the perfect time for teens to learn basic driving principles," Driver Training Manager for AAA Western and Central New York Mike Formanowicz said. "AAA is dedicated to keeping teens safe on the road and this is the first step to ensure their safety."

The cost is $35 for AAA members and $40 for non-members. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (800) 836-2582 or visit

As Upstate New York's largest member services organization, AAA provides nearly 860,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive related services. Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Visit AAA at or download our mobile app at



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