The CHP will be holding Start Smart classes on Aug. 26, Sept. 15 and Oct. 3.
“Driving smart to stay safe” is the theme of the program, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. Teens and parents will learn about “the hazards of driving, distractions, DUIs” and more.
The program, which lasts about three hours, takes place at 3031 Lo Hi Way in Placerville on Aug. 26 and at Golden Sierra High School on Sept. 15 and Oct. 3. The program requires reservations, with between 24 and 28 spots open — half for the teens, half for their parents.
There is no cost associated with the program. Completion of the program is recognized by most insurance companies, Cuthbertson said, and can result in a discount. The CHP office can be reached at 530-622-1110 for questions or to sign up for the program.