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Dick Riedberger with his car. He has taught thousands of kids to drive. BRIAN BASHAM/TRIBUNE

Riedberger retires from driver's ed

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Helping thousands of area drivers earn their licenses over the course of his career, one local man is retiring and hanging up his instructing car keys.


In the span of his 37 years as an instructor, Dick Riedberger has seen many fledgling drivers come behind the wheel of the Drivers Education vehicle. “I would guess I had between 2,500 and 3,000,” Riedberger said of his pupils, estimating he instructed roughly 100 of the 185 students that came through the program annually.

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