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CHP Teaching Teens To Start Smart

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San Andreas, CA – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the leading cause of death for Americans 15-20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. That’s a statistic the CHP wants to change. They say their goal is to reduce the death rate among teenagers.

In order to address this alarming trend, the CHP developed a program called Start Smart. They say 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 CHP’s San Andreas Office is hosting a free teen driver classes on Thursday, September 27th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Mark Twain Hospital.

The CHP says your parent/guardian must RSVPs via telephone or in person to the San Andreas CHP Office. They say 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.