The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for teenage
drivers and their parents. The Start Smart Program is aimed at helping future
and newly licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that
accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. This program is
designed as an educational tool for parents and teenagers in an effort to reduce
the number of teenage injuries and deaths resulting from traffic collisions. Traffic
collisions are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds. The primary objective
of the program is to provide teens and parents with an understanding of how poor
choices behind the wheel can affect the lives of numerous people. The Start Smart
program also provides teens and parents with information on defensive driving,
traffic laws in California, dynamics of traffic collisions, tips on avoiding traffic
collisions, and DUI awareness.
Smart Start classes are free of charge. The CHP has an upcoming class
• Thursday July 17, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The class will be held at the Aptos branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library. The
Library is located at 7695 Soquel Drive in Aptos.
For more details, and to make a reservation, please call the Santa Cruz CHP Office
at (831) 662-0511.