CHP offering driver safety class for teens

ppemberton@thetribunenews.comApril 9, 2013 

The California Highway Patrol will offer a driver safety class for teen motorists Thursday, April 25 at the CHP’s San Luis Obispo office, according to a CHP press release.

The class, for new and future licensed drivers aged 15-19, includes discussion of the causes of collisions and how to avoid them, plus driver responsibilities and seatbelt usage. Officers who have investigated crashes involving teens will talk, as will family members who have lost loved ones in car accidents.

Parents and guardians are invited to attend with their teens.

According to the CHP, teen drivers are at fault in 66 percent of all fatal collisions they are involved in. And the leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-19 is motor vehicle collisions.

The course will be held at 6 p.m. at 675 California Bvd. Call Officer J.W. Townsen at 593-3311 to enroll your teen driver.

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