City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20100507-078
Friday, May 07, 2010

"I Drive Safe," Do You?

The Sacramento Police and Fire Department have partnered to bring a drivers training course to the general public called "I Drive Safe."

On May 8, 2010, I Drive Safe (IDS) will begin its first drivers training class.  IDS classes will be taught by driving instructors from the Police and Fire Department.  The students will go through an eight hour class teaching them defensive driving, high speed braking,  accident avoidance, controlling a vehicle on wet roads using our skid pan, and precision driving at low speeds (parallel parking, backing).  Each class will hold 8 students who will be given 1-2 hours of classroom lecture covering laws, rules of the road, videos and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training.  The classes are held at 3905 Alert Road in Sacramento, California.  Through this program, we hope to offer skills to drivers that will make for safer roads in our community. 

The IDS program offers the following courses:

New Driver - Designed for a new driver to develop skills that will help a person to become a safer and more defensive driver. Classes offered on Saturdays from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Cost $275. 

Supplemental Training - Designed for those who would like to brush up on or refine their driving skills.  Classes offered on Saturdays from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Cost $275.

Police and Fire Department Personnel - Designed for employees from other police and fire agencies.  The training meets the standards required by law. 

For more information about the I Drive Safe program contact Sergeant Keith Burgoon at (916) 228-3858 or visit the website at www.i-drive-safe.com

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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