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Sacramento police offer driver safety class for teens, parents

The Sacramento Police Department is accepting sign-ups for an April 10 driver safety class for teenagers and their parents or guardians.

The “Start Smart” program is part of an effort to educate and keep new drivers and their passengers safe on the roadways, according to a Police Department news release.

The class will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hall of Honor at the Public Safety Center, 5770 Freeport Blvd. The class is free and open to teenagers 15 to 19 years old. Teen participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To register, call (916) 808-6030, or sign up online via the Police Department’s website. Access the “Community Events” link on the left side of the home page and click on “Start Smart Program.” Follow the instructions on how to register after choosing the “Attend” link. Only one registration is needed per student/parent combination.

Funding for the program is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.