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Teen driver safety program spotlights consequences of bad decisions

A driver safety class designed to educate teenagers and adults about the consequences of decisions made in a car will be offered by the Elk Grove Police Department and Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

Two presentations of the program “Before the Impact” are scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3. The program focuses on the impact of making a selfish decision behind the wheel and the consequences for passengers riding with a driver who makes bad decisions.

The 90-minute presentations will be held in the Elk Grove City Council Chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way. The program includes feature stories, photos, clothing and the vehicle two brothers were in when an impaired driver crossed into their lane and killed them.

“Before the Impact” is offered throughout the year to service clubs, community organizations and Sacramento County high schools.

Seating is limited. For reservations, call Misty Dailey, community services officer, at 916-862-0597, or email

Funding for the 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