California has the second highest fatality rate nationwide involving drivers between the ages of 15-18.  To help combat this growing problem, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is conducting a free Start Smart traffic education class for local teen drivers and their parents.  This a program specifically geared toward reducing collisions and injuries involving teen drivers.  This innovative program is called “Start Smart - Driving Smart to Stay Safe”.   Teen drivers must bring at least one parent or guardian to the class as the information is designed for both the young driver and their parents.   The presentation is approximately 1.5 hours in length.  Course completion certificates will be issued at the end of the class which some automobile insurance companies require for teen driver education discounts.  Local media is encouraged to attend as well.  Reservations are requested, but not required.


WHO:             Teen drivers age 15 to 18 and their parents


WHEN:           April 19, 2016 at 6 PM (Tuesday)


WHERE:         CHP – San Gorgonio Pass Area office

195 Highland Springs Avenue

Beaumont, CA 92223


WHY:              To prevent injuries and save the lives of teen drivers.


COST:             This program is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and is offered at no cost to the participants