Thursday, January 19, 2012

Drive Smart to Stay Safe

Getting a driver’s license has long been a rite of passage for teens ... and a source of considerable worry for parents. Caltrans’ partner agency, the California Highway Patrol, is making this important milestone easier and safer for teens (and less stressful for parents) with its Start Smart driver safety education classes.

The classes are held monthly, and explain the responsibilities associated with driving and how bad choices behind the wheel can have dire consequences. The goal is to reduce fatalities and injuries due to collisions and to help shape sound driving habits that will stick with teens for the rest of their lives.

For more information or to sign up for a Start Smart class, visit the CHP website or call (916) 657-8810.