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Teaching your teen to drive? Free Drive Smart class provides info, tips

       A free class - open to parents as well as the teens they're teaching to drive - is available on different dates this spring in the community room at the Colorado Springs Police Department's Gold Hill Substation.
       Taught by Drive Smart Colorado, the remaining dates are Feb. 23, March 30 and April 27. Each class is the same. All the times are from 6 to 7 p.m.
       The class title is “Rules of the Road: A Class for Parents of New Drivers.” Parents who attend are "encouraged" to bring their teens, a class flyer states.
       The Gold Hill Substation is at 955 W. Moreno Ave.
       A press release states that the class will address:
       · The risks associated with teen driving.
       · How to set reasonable expectations for your teenager.
       · Tips for teaching your teen to drive.
       · What the Graduated Drivers Licensing law involves and how it impacts you and your young driver.
       · Answers to any lingering questions you may have about the teen driving process.
       Founded in 1989, Drive Smart Colorado is a nonprofit organization “committed to enhancing traffic safety in Colorado by working on a variety of campaigns to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities,” according to the agency website, drivesmartcolorado.com.
       Class reservations are necessary by calling Drive Smart at 444-7534.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 2/9/17; Community: (Public Safety)

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