CHP class offered to help teen drivers


Last updated 2/26/2009 at Noon

Because teen drivers are found at fault in 66 percent of all fatal collisions in which they are involved – although they only represent four percent of the state’s licensed drivers – the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has developed the Start Smart program to help educate them.

The Start Smart program is a free driver safety education class which targets new and future licensed drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 and their parents/guardians.

In the class, CHP officers will discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and...

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