Sacto 9-1-1
February 10, 2012
Sacramento police offer driver safety class for teenagers

The Sacramento Police Department is offering a class on driver safety for teenage drivers and their parents or guardians.

The classes are intended to educate new drivers who lack the experience that is sometimes needed in various driving situations, according to a Police Department news release. Officials site statistics that show teenage drivers are found to be at fault in 66 percent of all fatal accidents in which teens are involved. Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 20 years old.

The Smart Start Driving Class, offered free of charge, is open to teenagers 15 to 19 years old. Participation of a parent or guardian is encouraged but not required.

The next class will be held form 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Sacramento Police Department's Central Command Station, 300 Richards Blvd. Sign-ups also are being accepted for a March 28 class scheduled for the same time and location.

To register, call (916) 808-6126.

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