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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/23/2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Mark Twain Medical Center

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TEENS AND DRIVING

San Andreas, CA – The California Highway Patrol wants to educate the public, especially teen drivers, about the dangers associated with distracted driving. The leading cause of death for Americans 15-20 years old is motor vehicle collisions, (According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the number one cause for collision was that the driver was distracted. The CHP’s goal is to reduce the death rate among teenagers as the result of these collisions.

In order to address this alarming trend, the CHP developed a program called Start Smart. Start Smart is aimed at helping newly licensed and future licensed teenage drivers understand the critical responsibilities of driving and to understand that accidents do happen, but collisions are 100 percent preventable.

The primary objective of Start Smart is to provide teens and their parent/guardians with an interactive safe driving awareness class which will illustrate how poor choices behind the wheel of a car can affect the lives of numerous people.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Andreas Office is hosting free teen driver classes at the following locations:

Monday, June 8th @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Murphys Fire Department

Tuesday, June 23rd @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Mark Twain Medical Center

RSVPs must be made via telephone or in person to the San Andreas CHP Office. Space is limited and at least one parent or guardian is required to attend with their teen.

For more information or to make reservations for the class, please call (209) 754-3541.

***Most vehicle insurance companies have been reported to provide a discounted rate for teen drivers that attend this class.