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Start Smart Youth Driving Class
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New and future young drivers are invited to an upcoming free driver safety education class offered by the Merced Area California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart Program.

Teenagers between the ages of 15 to 19 and their parents or guardians are invited to attend and hear officers discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driving under the influence, driver and parent responsibilities, seatbelt usage and many other topics. The latest “Red Asphalt” video will be shown along with testimonials from officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens.

The class is approximately two hours long and will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and a second class on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Merced Area CHP Office at 1500 Bell Drive in Atwater. There is no cost for the class but space is limited.

To reserve a spot in the class please contact Public Information Officer Moises Onsurez at 209-356-2958