THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Young drivers in Thomas County are getting behind-the-wheel experience with a new car, thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
The $32,000 grant allowed Thomas County Central High School to buy a new Ford Fusion, a major upgrade from the 2008 Nissan Altima previously used for driver's education.
Students taking the course said they're fortunate to learn with a new model.
“It's a lot better than what the old car was because the older car was a little outdated,” said Huntley Rodgers. “This has more modern technology that we'll be used to whenever we start driving.”
The grant also helped the school buy other items including updated textbooks and a new computer and printer for the driver's ed. instructor.