Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20-year-olds in the US and the California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart program is working to change those numbers.
San Ramon Valley’s Street Smart traffic safety program will present the two-hour Start Smart driver safety education class 7 – 9 p.m., Wed., Nov. 6, in the Monte Vista High School Theater, 3131 Stone Valley Rd., Danville.
The program targets new and future licensed teenage drivers aged 15 to 20 and their parents/legal guardians. CHP officers discuss collision factors associated with teen drivers, collision avoidance techniques, and driver/parent responsibilities. Officers also show images of collision scenes and share stories of families who have lost loved ones.
The event is free and open to the entire San Ramon Valley. Registration is requested, but not required: https://chpstartsmart.eventbrite.com. Parent and teen attendance is strongly recommended, because parent involvement is crucial to teen driving safety.
For information about the Nov. 6 event or the Street Smarts program,
contact Cathy DeLuca at 925-314-3382 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the Start Smart Program, contact CHP Officer John Fransen at 925-646-4980 or visit www.chp.ca.gov/community/startsmart.html.