Sacramento teens get schooled by highway patrol

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Novice and future teen drivers in Sacramento will be offered a driver safety education class, sponsored by the California Highway Patrol’s Valley Division

The free Start Smart/Impact Teen Drivers class will be held at the California Highway Patrol’s Valley Division office in Sacramento. According to a California Highway Patrol news release, the law enforcement agency has been working with Impact Teen Drivers for four years in an effort to discourage teenagers from reckless and distracted driving. Impact Teen Drivers was an idea originally credited to the CEO of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, as an attempt to reduce the high number of collisions involving teens.

Discussion topics will include driver responsibility, common accident causes, techniques for avoiding car accidents, and laws governing distracted driving, alcohol-related driving, and the process for securing a provisional license. Driving techniques such as parallel parking and quick vehicle safety inspection will be taught in a hands-on fashion.

Teens will also have the chance to ask questions of the California Highway Patrol officers. Legal guardians and parents of teen drivers are also invited to attend the classes, but space is limited.

As a Riverside car accident lawyer, I hope every effort intended to make the roads of California safer is successful, especially when it increases the safety of our youngest drivers. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an auto collision, please consider contacting a Riverside personal injury attorney.