The CHP is set to offer two Smart Start classes for teen drivers and their parents/guardians in March 12 and May 8. Call the Placerville CHP office at 530-622-1110.
Start Smart is a two-hour, no-cost class designed to teach new drivers safe driving habits, how to avoid collisions, the dynamics of collisions, the consequences of making poor decisions behind the wheel and legal ramifications and civil liabilities affecting both teen drivers and their parents.
Teen drivers “are found at fault in 74 percent of all fatal collisions that they are involved in, although they only represent 3.7 percent of the state’s licensed drivers,” CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson noted in a flyer for the class. He added successful completion of the class could result in a discount with insurance companies, Cuthbertson said.