Knowledgebase-An Ordinance Establishing a Driver Education Program

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Title:An Ordinance Establishing a Driver Education Program
Summary:MTAS was asked for assistance in adopting a driver education course.
Original Author:Darden, Ron
Product Create Date:08/13/2008
Last Reviewed on::06/30/2017
Subject:Traffic--Municipal ordinances; Motor vehicles--Laws and regulations; Municipal ordinances; Revenue sources--Municipal ordinances; Revenue sources--Rates and charges
Original Document: Driver Education Ordinance.pdf

Reference Documents:

Text of Document: Ordinance Number_____

An Ordinance Establishing a Driver Education Program
Be It Ordained by the City of Lakewood:

Section 1. Violators of any provision of T.C.A. Title 55, Chapters 8 and 9 or Chapter 10, Sections 1-5, may be required, at the discretion of the court, to attend a driver education course approved by the State Department of Safety in addition to or in lieu of any portion of other penalty imposed.

Section 2. There is hereby established a Driver Education or Improvement Program for the city as provided by TCA 55-10-301.

Section 3. A fee of $ is assessed for the driver education or improvement course. No one shall be refused admittance for inability to pay.

Section 4. The city consents to the inspection of all records concerning the driver education course by the State Department of Safety.

Section 5. The city court clerk shall provide a list of approved entities in Davidson County to any person ordered to attend a driver education or improvement course.

Section 6. The provisions of Section 1 do not apply to any person who holds a Class A, B, or C license and is charged with any violation, except a parking violation, in any type of motor vehicle.

Section 7. This Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its passage, or fifteen (15) days after first passage, whichever occurs first, the public welfare requiring it.

Passed 1st Reading this________day of ______, 2008
Passed 2nd Reading this________day of______, 2008

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Mayor Attest: City Recorder

Please remember that this ordinance was drafted based upon the drafting requirements and authority granted to a particular city or town in its charter and in general law. These drafting requirements and the authority exercised in this ordinance might not apply to your city or town.

Please confer with your city attorney or an MTAS legal consultant, or both, before using this ordinance as a model.