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Teen Safety Class in Sacramento on November 14

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November 13, 2017
Edward Smith

Teen Safety Class in Sacramento on November 14

 Teen Safety Class in Sacramento on November 14

I am Ed Smith, a car accident attorney in Sacramento. Set aside time on November 14 as a day when parents or guardians can join with their teen drivers to take a class in driver safety offered by the North Sacramento office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) . This is a great opportunity to learn how to avoid accidents on the roadway, and keep our community safe.

Start Smart Class

The free class, dubbed Start Smart, will last about two hours between 6:30 and 8:30 in the evening and will be located in a treatment plant for sewer and water conference room at 5026 Don Julio Blvd. This building is at the corner where Elkhorn Blvd. intersects Don Julio Blvd. The program will last for about two hours, and at the instructional segment conclusion, the instructors will be open to questions by participants.

How to Sign Up

This is how you sign up for the class:

  • Email: You can register by sending an email to [email protected] to reach CHP Officer Chad Hertzell.
  • Private Message: You can private message the CHP at

Course Objectives

The class will offer advice on a compendium of issues facing drivers everyday, including:

  • Trends: Accident trends in 2017 will be reviewed.
  • Drink and Drive Laws: Discussion of the laws in force in California will be reviewed for young drivers.
  • Crash Avoidance: Techniques in how to avoid collisions on the roadway will be examined.
  • Distracted Driving: Officers will discuss what is distracted driving and how it affects roadway safety, along with ways to avoid it.
  • Provisional License: A segment will be offered on the provisional license offered to new drivers and its parameters.

Drunk Driving

Drunk driving was the reason 10,265 individuals nationwide died in 2015. This means that about 29 people die each day because a driver chooses to drink and drive. Eighteen percent of drivers 16 to 20 years of age drive with a blood alcohol concentration at or above 0.08, the legal limit for those 21 years old and older. Drivers under 21 have a different standard for what is considered inebriated. In this population, an alcohol BAC level of 0.01 percent or higher violates the zero tolerance alcohol limit. You can have you license suspended for 12 months if you drive with this BAC level, refuse to take a preliminary test to see what your BAC level is or if you don’t complete the test. Not only is it illegal to drink and drive, but having alcohol in the car without a parent present is also illegal if you are under 21.

Alcohol Related Laws in California

A person under 21 cannot buy alcohol in California nor can they have an open container on their person. In the event this happens, the individual can be arrested and charged with a violation as can the person who bought it. If a person under 21 is at a party in a private home without a parent or guardian, drinking alcoholic beverages is illegal. If a host serves alcohol to a person under 21 and that individual causes injury to another person, the owner of the home or the host can be held liable for the damages.

Sacramento Car Accident Attorney  

I’m Ed Smith and I am a car accident attorney in Sacramento. When you or your loved ones have been injured by the negligence of another party or entity, call me at (916) 921-6400 or long-distance at (800) 404-5400 for my friendly, free advice. I can also be contacted through my contact form online.

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