Safe driving class required for parking permits

ENCINITAS — A free two-hour driver safety education class that targets students between the ages of 15 and 20 and a parent/guardian will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at San Dieguito Academy High School at 800 Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas, in the Media Center.
Officers from the San Diego County Sheriff’s department will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities, state laws and seatbelt use.
High school students in the San Dieguito Union High School District must attend a Start Smart class in order to buy a student parking permit for the next academic year. Students must bring their student ID and a parent/guardian in order to attend the class.
The Start Smart class is offered as a response to the numerous teen car crashes and related fatalities in our community. The California Highway Patrol and the County Sheriff’s office have partnered with SDA Parent Foundation, San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth and the SDUHSD to offer classes throughout the year. Reservations are required. For reservations, contact Nancy Perry-Sheridan at startsmartdriving@gmail.com or call (760) 519-5877.

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