“The purpose of the Start Smart program is to reduce
the number of teen-related injuries and deaths due to collisions, comments CHP PIO Juan Quintero.
Officer Quintero at (909) 867-2791.
Area CHP Headquarters
State Route 18
Young Drivers START SMART
California Highway Patrol of
the CHP Arrowhead Headquarters located in Running Springs, will offer another
Start Smart Class, Thursday April 28th, at 6:00 P.M. The Class is basically for
young drivers or beginner drivers. The Start Smart
Class instructor is CHP Public
Information Officer Juan Quintero.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS),
over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes in the last decade.
The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents/guardians. The goal of the class is to help young
drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with
driving a motor vehicle. The class will
also show how poor choices behind the wheel can change the lives of everyone
involved. The purpose of the Start Smart program is to reduce the number
of teen-related injuries and deaths due to collisions.
There is no cost for attending the class. Parents
and new drivers interested in attending the class need to enroll by April 27th. Space is limited to the first 25 students and
parents, additional classes will be scheduled as needed.