The vehicles, nine Chevy Malibus, will be distributed throughout the district, said Brian Humphrey, a specialist in the office of student services for the Okaloosa County School District.

NICEVILLE — The Okaloosa County School District recently bought new vehicles for their driver’s education program.


The vehicles, nine Chevy Malibus, will be distributed throughout the district, said Brian Humphrey, a specialist in the office of student services for the Okaloosa County School District.


In 2011, a Florida law was passed that created a fund to better educate students on driving. The law said that for every civil ticket written, $5 would go to a school’s driver education program.


The driver’s education program in Okaloosa County is known as the Megan Warman Driver Education Safety Program in memory of a Crestview girl who died on State Road 85.


There are tens of thousands of tickets given out each year, said Steve Horton, assistant superintendent of the Okaloosa County School District.


"It goes a long way to helping our students become better drivers," said Horton.


In past years, money from the fund was used to buy driving instruction materials and driving simulators.