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CHP to offer two-hour driver safety class for teens, parents

A driver safety eduction class for teenagers and their parents will be offered Nov. 14 by the California Highway Patrol’s North Sacramento-area office.

The free Start Smart class targets new and prospective drivers ages 15 to 19 years old.

The two-hour session will cover collision avoidance techniques, driver responsibility, collision trends, distracted-driving laws, alcohol-related driver laws and the provisional license process. The program incorporates videos and classroom discussion, according to a CHP news release. Teen drivers and their parents or guardians also will have an opportunity to ask questions of CHP officers.

The Nov. 14 class is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Sacramento Water and Sewer Treatment Plant, 5026 Don Julio Blvd., in Foothill Farms. The building is on the northeast corner of Elkhorn and Don Julio boulevards.

To register, email Officer Chad Hertzell at, or send a private message to the North Sacramento CHP’s Facebook account at Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend with their teens.

Funding for the Start Smart program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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