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Teens can 'Start Smart' on driving with free class Tuesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - California Highway Patrol is offering a class for teen drivers and their parents on making sure teens stay safe behind wheel.

"Start Smart" is a free class teaching safe driving habits and tips on how to avoid a collision. The class takes place Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Bakersfield CHP Office located at 9855 Compagnoni Street.

You can sign up for the class by calling the Bakersfield CHP at 396-6600.

CHP says parents and teens will be more aware and better prepared to handle the stresses of being a new driver.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story said the "Start Smart" class takes place Monday, March 12. The event takes place March 13 at 6 p.m. 

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