CHP 'Start Smart' Program Returns to San Ramon Valley

The free event will be held on April 2 between 7p.m. to 9p.m. in the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon.

Photo provided by Street Smarts
Photo provided by Street Smarts

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Driving is dangerous for teens. Teen drivers are more likely to get into traffic collisions than any other age group. Even more troubling is the fact that motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teens aged 15 to 19. What causes teens and teenage drivers to be at such risk?

Join us on April 2 to find out, when Street Smarts hosts the California Highway Patrol’s “Start Smart” program for the second time. 

Start Smart is a two-hour driver safety education class given by the CHP to new and future teenage drivers and their parents/legal guardians. Street Smarts hosted its first Start Smart event in November at Monte Vista High School in Danville, with over 175 people attending. 

The next Start Smart event will be held on April 2, from 7pm–9pm, at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon. 

At the event, CHP officers will discuss collision factors associated with teen drivers, collision avoidance techniques, and driver/parent responsibilities. Parent and child attendance is strongly recommended. (Note: The presentation contains graphic images.)

The April 2 event is free and open to teens/parents in the San Ramon Valley and beyond. To register, visit http://chpstartsmart-4214.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Cathy DeLuca, Street Smarts Coordinator, at 925-314-3382or cathy@street-smarts.com.

To learn more about the Start Smart Program, contact CHP Officer John Fransen at925-646-4980 or visit www.chp.ca.gov/community/startsmart.html.



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