Keep Your Teen Safe–Take This Driving Course Offered by CHP
Press release provided by the California Highway Patrol:
Collisions remain the number one killer of American teenagers, killing almost as many drivers as passengers, and killing more kids than homicide or suicide. The same holds true in California. Saving teen lives through education is a mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The CHP and State Farm Insurance Agent Paul Nicholson are hosting a Start Smart teen driver course locally.
Designed for newly licensed teen drivers and their parents. Start Smart is a free two-hour interactive driver safety education class that the CHP conducts throughout the state. During the class, officers and speakers illustrate the critical responsibilities of safe driving and collision avoidance techniques. Parents are also reminded of their responsibility to teach their new driver and model good driving behavior.
An upcoming Start Smart class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th at Eureka High School’s lecture hall from 6-8 p.m. A light dinner will be provided before the class begins. Parents and teenagers can sign up for this class by contacting the CHP Humboldt Area office at (707) 822-5981. Reservations are required.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.