CHP offers class for teen drivers

By From page A3 | May 22, 2014

VACAVILLE — A free class by the California Highway Patrol will focus on beginning, teenage drivers.

The Start Smart class will be from 6 to 8:15  p.m. May 28 at Vacaville High School, 100 W. Monte Vista Ave. No registration is necessary. Parents or guardians are required to attend with their teen.

Young drivers who have recently received their driver’s license are five times more likely to be involved in an accident than experienced drivers, a California Highway Patrol press release said. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for young people ages 15 through 20.

Start Smart includes a review of the rules of the road, video clips and movies designed to inform parents of the restrictions on teen drivers, and information for teens who are about to or who have recently received their license, the press release said.

For more information, call CHP Officer Chris Parker at 428-2100 or 510-318-1162. The program is supported by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety Administration through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 6:08 am

    Once again, this is a good thing. Parents, go with your kids and help with the "detoxing" of all the poor behavior they learned from you.

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