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Killeen, Texas, is not your average suburban town.
There’s a golf course, a strip mall and a large Walmart, and this is the home of the driving school at the University of Texas.
Located on a stretch of Highway 59 just outside of town, the driving range of Killeens drivers includes speeds of up to 125 miles per hour and a maximum speed of 60 miles per day.
For the school’s driving instructors, the students have a unique advantage in being able to drive for free.
That’s because the school does not charge tuition, and students have no need for additional classes or a driver’s license.
Kills, accidents and medical problems are not an issue at the driving schools, said Killean driver, Jason Rittenberg.
“We have a great track record with students who are willing to work with us,” he said.
The school’s students are expected to complete a minimum of eight hours of instruction a week, with an emphasis on driving safety and driving skills.
The average student spends about three hours a day in the classroom.
Rittenberg said the school also hosts classes for law enforcement, business and other professions.
“Our instructors can also teach driving and driving-related skills for the community through classes on local government, school safety and traffic, and more,” he explained.
There are currently about 500 students enrolled at the school, which has an enrollment of roughly 1,500.
The school has a total of 20 full-time instructors, and its instructors are all licensed and insured.
Students have also been able to test their skills through various online programs and competitions.
“The students are very passionate about what they do and want to be able to help others,” Rittenber said.
“We see students who have been through similar situations as our students in the past, so they have this kind of resilience to be willing to do anything.”
Killeens Driving School students also get a daily dose of inspiration from the outside world.
The driving school is known for its free online classes, and the teachers are often featured on the road.
“It’s really hard to describe what this is about,” said Rittenburg.
“I think that it’s a really good way to get an edge in your driving and it’s also a great way to stay in touch with your students.”
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