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CHP offers driver safety classes for teens, parents

The California Highway Patrol’s Valley Division has scheduled two driver safety education classes for teenagers and their parents or guardians.

The CHP’s Start Smart program is designed for newly licensed and prospective drivers 15 to 19 years old. Classes cover collision avoidance techniques, driver responsibility, collision trends, distracted driving laws, alcohol-related driving laws and the provisional license process. Sessions incorporate videos and classroom discussions. Participants also have an opportunity to ask CHP officers clarifying questions.

Classes are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 19 and March 19 at the Sacramento Area Sewer District building, 5026 Don Julio Blvd., in North Highlands.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the class with their teenagers. To register, call Officer Lizz Dutton at (916) 338-6710, ext. 247.

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.