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CHP offers driver safety class for teens, parents

A driver safety class for teenage drivers will be offered Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol’s North Sacramento area office.

The free Start Smart class targets future and newly licensed drivers ages 15 through 19 and their parents or guardians.

The session will cover collision avoidance techniques, driver responsibility, collision trends, distracted driving laws, alcohol-related driving laws and the provisional license process. The class includes videos and discussion and provides participants an opportunity to ask questions of CHP officers.

Tuesday’s 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., on the northeast corner of Elkhorn and Don Julio boulevards in the Foothill Farms area.

Parents or guardians may register for the class by emailing Officer Chad Hertzell at, or by sending a private message to him at or via Twitter @chpnsac.

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