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CHP offers winter safe-driving class next month

With slippery roads ahead of us, some drivers may need refreshers on how to drive safely in icy, slick conditions. The California Highway Patrol will hold its annual winter driving safety and survival course Dec. 5.

CHP established the winter driving class to educate all drivers about the hazards of winter driving.

“The class was created in an effort to pre-emptively reduce the incidence of injuries and deaths resulting from winter-related motor vehicle collisions and incidents,” said CHP spokesman Jeff Gartner.

With the use of still photographs and videos, officers will address drinking and driving, winter preparation, snow tires, speed limits, snow-chain installation, anti-lock braking systems, stopping distances, restraint use and more. This class does not offer behind-the-wheel training.

The public is invited to participate in this free event. The class will be held at 6 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College and will end at around 7:30 p.m.

Space is limited to the first 50 people. Contact the South Lake Tahoe CHP office at (530) 577-1001 to reserve a space.

What: Winter Driving Safety and Survival

Where: Lake Tahoe Community College, Room E-100

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007

For more information: contact the South Lake Tahoe Area California Highway Patrol: (530) 577-1001

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