The Sacramento Police Department is offering a free educational class on driver safety to teenage drivers and their parents or guardians, according to an official press release.

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 Centerlocated 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.

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