When: October 3, 2012, @ 6:30 P.M.
Where: Victorville CHP Office
(Victorville)–The California Highway Patrol will hold a “Start Smart” Safety Class on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 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 no-cost 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 motor vehicle collisions. 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.
For more information or to make reservations, please call the Victorville CHP at 760-241-1186.