The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Start Smart program is a driver safety education class that targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15-19, their parents, and guardians.

CHP officers discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causational factors, driver/parent responsibilities, seatbelt usage, etc... Testimonies are provided by officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens, along with the latest "RED ASPHALT" video, which chronicles the aftermath of several teenage driver collisions.

The CHP offers the Start Smart program to help newly and future licensed teen drivers become more aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver.

An Upcoming Start Smart class is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Redway School, classroom #2. Reservations are required; call the Garberville Area CHP office to sign up at 923-2155.


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