CHP: Start Smart Class Begins Today

By Staff Reports

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.

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