Teen driving class offered

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The CHP’s Impact Teen Driver program is a driver safety education class which targets new and future licensed teenage drivers ages 15-19 and their parents/guardians. The Impact Teen Driver class will cover driver responsibility, distracted driving laws, and the provisional license process. The program also offers an opportunity for new drivers and parents/guardians to ask CHP and Woodland Police Department Officers clarifying questions. The class incorporates videos and classroom discussion.

The class takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m. at the Winters Police Department, 702 Main Street.

A second class takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. at the Woodland Police Department. 1000 Lincoln Avenue in Woodland.

The leading cause of death for Americans 15-20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Woodland Area will offer a free Impact Teen Driver class. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers.

Collisions involving teenagers demonstrate the importance of these types of classes. The classes are used to promote traffic safety to both parents and teens. The California Highway Patrol encourages both parents/guardians and teens to attend the class together.

Parents/ guardians interested in signing up for the class must preregister by calling 530-662-4685. Space is limited.

Funding for CHP’s Impact Teen Driver program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through NHTSA.

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