The next Start Smart class is June 19

Start Smart class preview

LANCASTER – The California Highway Patrol’s next local Start Smart Class will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at the CHP Office in Lancaster, located at 2041 West Avenue I.

Start Smart is a free, two-hour interactive driver safety education class, which targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15 – 19 and their parents or guardians.

During the Start Smart class, officers and speakers discuss and illustrate:

  • Collision avoidance techniques;
  • Collision causing elements;
  • Driver/parent responsibilities; and
  • Seat belt restraints.

Testimonials are also provided by officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens, in addition to testimonials from parents whose children have died in car crashes.

The overall goal of the program is to reduce the number of people killed and injured on the state’s roadways through education.

Parents and their new teen can sign up for the next “Start Smart” class on June 19 by contacting the Antelope Valley Area CHP office at (661) 948-8541.

Reserve your spot today, as space is limited.

This program is supported by a grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety Administration through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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  2 comments for “The next Start Smart class is June 19

  1. marysol G
    June 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I just signed mine up!

    • SoccerMom
      June 10, 2013 at 8:07 am

      My Son did this class 5 years ago when he had his learners permit. This class should be a must for all teen drivers. They cover many things that we as parents discuss with them but it is also nice for them to hear to from officers.

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