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Winter driving courses announced

| October 24, 2023 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — The Idaho Transportation Department and Idaho State Police are teaming up to help area residents improve their winter driving skills.

The two agencies are holding a pair of courses — one in Sandpoint and another in Coeur d'Alene — toward that goal. ITD and ISP will be providing the free informative and engaging winter driving safety classes in November as the region prepares for icy roads and adverse weather. 

While these courses are beneficial for drivers of all ages and skill levels, they are especially geared toward young drivers and anyone new to the area who may be preparing for their first winter driving season. 

Courses will be taught by ISP Troopers and ITD operators, covering a wide range of topics from proper vehicle preparation, equipment, road conditions, crashes, and snowplow safety. Participants who attend the course will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for a 10% discount on a set of new snow tires at eight regional Les Schwab Tires locations.

The first course will be held Nov. 4 in Coeur d'Alene. The course will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the community room of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

The Sandpoint course will be held Nov. 18 at North Summit Church, 201 N. Division Ave.

Seating is limited, and classes are filling up quickly! Attendees for either class must register online (click here) to reserve a seat. Additional courses may be scheduled at a later date.

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