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CHP offers driver safety class for teens, parents

The California Highway Patrol will offer a driver safety education class for teenage drivers and their parents Dec. 8 in the north Sacramento County area.

The Start Smart class will cover collision avoidance techniques, driver responsibility, collision trends, distracted driving laws, alcohol-related driving laws and the provision license process, according to a CHP news release. The class incorporates videos and discussion, and allows new drivers and their parents or guardians to ask questions of CHP officers.

The class targets new and future licensed teenage drivers, ages 15 through 19. The CHP encourages parents and caregivers to attend with their teens.

The Dec. 8 class will be held 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 interested in signing up for the class can register by emailing Officer Jenna Berry at The first and last names of each teen attending are needed so that a certificate of completion can be presented at the end of the class.

Funding for the CHP’s 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