CHP to host “Start Smart” class Nov. 17


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting a “Start Smart” driver safety class for local teenagers and their parents/guardians. Start Smart is specifically geared towards the reduction of collisions and injuries involving teen drivers.

Start Smart addresses traffic safety issues that directly affect new drivers in a way no other program does. Start Smart speaks directly to the newly licensed or soon to be licensed drivers and their parents/guardians. This program entails collision avoidance techniques, collision causing elements, driver responsibilities and local area traffic collision trends.

Start Smart makes teens and parents aware of the responsibilities they face and teaches what precautions to take to stay safe. A Start Smart certificate of completion will be given to all attendees. The class is free.

The next available class will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m. The class will be held at Ortega High School, located at 520 Chaney Street Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Seating is limited. If you would like to RSVP, please contact Officer Mike Lassig at (951) 506-2000 or email him at [email protected].

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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