According to news sources, the California Highway Patrol in launching a new driving safety class targeting teenage drivers in cooperation with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The “Smart Start” initiative will focus on training newly licensed as well as future licensed teens on the best practices associated with safe driving. The courses will be offered to teenagers between the ages of 15 through 19. Parents wanting to participate in the classes will also be allowed to take part.
The course will focus on specific safety topics of particular importance, such as a drivers responsibilities as well as how to avoid collisions with vehicles on the roadway. The classes will feature CHP officers who have personally witnessed fatal accidents involving teenagers to speak about their experiences.
A CHP said that it hoped the program would offer increased safety on the roadway in a state that reportedly has the second highest rate of fatalities for drivers in the 15 to 20 age range.
To reserve a seat in the class, call (805) 967-1234.
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