Teen driving safety workshop Wednesday in Santa Clara

Distracted driving continues to be a menace across the state and the country, killing thousands of Americans every year.

According to organizers of one West Valley event, reckless and distracted driving is the top killer of teens in the country. Given the pervasiveness of technology in daily life, strategies for safe driving will only become more important in coming years.

On Wednesday, October 16, the California Highway Patrol is teaming up with Impact Teen Drivers and the Santa Clara High School Parent Teacher Association for a safe driving workshop.

The event, which runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m., is intended for parents and students, with strategies for keeping safe on the road and how individuals can take action to stop distracted driving.

While it is free to attend, registration is available here.

Santa Clara High School, 3000 Benton St., will host the workshop.

For more information on the public education campaign, click here.