APTOS, Calif. -

The California Highway Patrol is offering driver safety classes for senior citizens and teenage drivers.

The Age Well, Drive Smart program helps senior citizens to drive safer, longer. The program is designed to:

  • Tune up driving skills
  • Refresh knowledge of the rules of the road
  • Help them understand the alternatives to driving

This class will be offered Friday, Aug. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Smart Start program is for teenage drivers and their parents. The presentation aims to educated young motorists about the dangers of distracted driving. This class will be offered Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Both classes are free of charge and will take place at the Aptos branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library, 7695 Soquel Dr., Aptos.

For more information or to sign up, call the Santa Cruz CHP office at 662-0511.