The Elk Grove Police Department is looking for 100 teen drivers.
Twenty students a day - March 25-29 - will use a smart phone to text or talk, apply makeup, eat or reach for items in the car while driving on a closed driving course, according to police officials.
A driving instructor will ride along with students to ensure their safety, said department officials.
The teens will be asked to answer questions before and after driving to measure any changes in their attitudes about distracted driving.
A video documenting the four days of demonstration driving will be created and used as an instructional tool.
"It's very important that teen-aged drivers understand the consequences of distracted driving," said Elk Grove Police Chief Robert Lehner in a prepared statement. "I believe that hands-on training will clearly demonstrate to them that they cannot pay full attention to the road while using these devices or engaging in distracting activities."
Parents interested in having their teenagers participate in the program should contact the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8148 or by going to www.elkgrovepd.org/ddd.