John Noe from the State Department came to Iredell County and certified young male teachers from each school. Among the first people he certified were Paul Brendle - Cool Springs, Richard Feimster - Scotts, Phil Dulin - Troutman, Key Hole Jones - Celeste Henkel, and William Littlejohn - Unity. This program was new throughout the state. Mr. Noe needed people in the State Department to train Driver Education teachers. He offered the job to Paul Brendle. Paul turned the offer down, because he was playing professional baseball and was not ready to give up baseball.
Standard shift cars were used for driver training throughout the 50's. Cars were leased from local dealerships and were equipped with driver training foot breaks. Cars with automatic transmissions were used in the early 60's until the present. In the 60's and 70's the local Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, and Plymouth dealerships loaned cars to Driver Education free of charge.