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Highway Patrol offers winter driving safety class

The California Highway Patrol will offer a second “Winter Driving Safety & Survival” class from 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 15 in the South Tahoe High School library.

The CHP’s first course on Nov. 17 filled quickly.

“It is highly recommended that persons interested in attending the class reserve a space immediately by contacting the CHP,” Officer Jeff Gartner said.

This free driving class is aimed to help educate all drivers about the hazards of winter driving. The class was created in an effort to reduce injuries and deaths from winter-related motor vehicle collisions and incidents.

The class is recommended for new drivers, drivers unfamiliar with winter driving conditions or drivers who wish to learn more about winter driving.

With the use of still photographs and videos, officers in attendance 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 any behind the wheel training.

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