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Highway Patrol offers winter driving safety class

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The California Highway Patrol will offer its “Winter Driving Safety & Survival” class on Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the South Tahoe High School library.

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

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.

Space is limited to the first 50 people. Contact the South Lake Tahoe CHP office at (530) 577-1001 to reserve. It is highly recommended that new drivers, drivers unfamiliar with winter driving conditions or drivers wishing to learn more about winter driving attend this class.

– Staff report