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Teen traffic safety program stresses consequences of behind-the-wheel decisions

“Before the Impact”, a traffic safety program designed to educate teenagers and their parents about the consequences of making bad decisions as a vehicle driver or passenger, will be presented Feb. 3 in Elk Grove.

The 90-minute presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Elk Grove City Council Chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way. The session will include hard-hitting feature stories, photos, clothing and the vehicle two brothers, innocent victims, were in when an impaired driver crossed into their lane and killed them, according to an Elk Grove Police Department news release. It will cover such topics as distracted driving and driving under the influence.

Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call Community Service Officer Misty Dailey at (916) 862-0597, or email

“Before the Impact” is offered throughout the year to service clubs, community organizations and Sacramento County high schools. Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.