TEMECULA – The California Highway Patrol’s Temecula office will be hosting a free two-hour class Tuesday, Nov. 7, intended to teach teen drivers and their parents about traffic safety.
A Start Smart Class, part of a CHP program by the same name, will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Temecula City Hall Conference Center at 4100 Main Street.
Both teenagers and their parents are invited to attend the event, which will go over such topics as collision statistics, teen driver and passenger behaviors, graduated driver license laws, cultural changes in today’s society and a need for stronger parental involvement in a teenager’s driving experience.
Every four hours nationwide, a teenager is killed in a traffic collision. That’s more than 1,870 teenagers each year. Another 184,000 teenagers are injured in traffic collisions.
The Smart Start program aims to prevent teenagers from getting into dangerous and possibly deadly crashes by using techniques that capture the attention of both teenagers and parents.
Funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The CHP is encouraging those who would like to attend to contact Officer Mike Lassig at 951-506-2000 or [email protected]