VICTORVILLE, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol will hold a “Start Smart” Safety Class on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m., at the Victorville CHP Office, 14210 Amargosa Road in Victorville.
This CHP has created this unique two-hour class designed to help teen drivers Start Smart.
Start Smart is a free class offered statewide to current and prospective teenage drivers and their parents/guardians. This class discusses important issues such as:
- Tips to avoid collisions
- Safe driving habits
- Dynamics of a collision
- Consequences of a poor choice behind the wheel of a vehicle
- Testimonies of people tragically impacted by incidents involving teen drivers
- Parental roles and responsibilities
- Legal ramifications and civil liabilities affecting teen drivers and their parents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the leading cause of death for Americans 15-20 years old is a motor vehicle collision. The California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System reported teen drivers (ages 15-19) are found at fault in 74 percent of all fatal collisions that they are involved in, although they only represent 3.7 percent of the state’s licensed drivers.
Driving a motor vehicle is a tremendous responsibility, and the CHP is committed to helping teens travel the road safely. Additionally, attending the Start Smart program may also decrease your student’s insurance premiums.
This class is absolutely free. For more information or to make reservations on our ongoing program, please call the Victorville CHP at 760-241-1186.
(California Highway Patrol news release)