“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.


Contact CHP Officer Quintero at (909) 867-2791.

Arrowhead Area CHP Headquarters

31230 State Route 18

Running Springs




  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.