Dear Street Smarts,
Q: Hi, my 16-year-old daughter is preparing to get her license. Do you still offer the defensive driving classes? She has had her permit for about five months.
Nathan Fitzgerald Sr., via email
A: I don’t offer driving courses but the local CHP office does. There is a class coming up 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Santa Cruz Police Department’s Community Room at 155 Center St. in downtown Santa Cruz. Officer Sarah Jackson leads the course, which is open to teens and their families. The course is free and attendees receive a certificate of completion. RSVP by calling 662-0511.