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. 20121010-138
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Start Smart Teen Driving Class

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

New drivers lack the experience that is sometimes needed in various driving situations. Teen drivers are found to be at fault in 66% of all fatal accidents they are involved in. In contrast, they represent only 4% of the state's licensed drivers. The leading cause of death for all Americans 15 - 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions.

The next class will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Class will be held in the Hall of Honor at the Public Safety Center located at 5770 Freeport Blvd.

The class is free, open to teenagers, 15-19 years old. They are required to bring a parent or guardian. This class is being offered in an effort to keep new drivers, and their passengers, safe on the road.

Space is limited, so register now by calling (916) 808-6126.

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

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