According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the leading cause of death for Americans 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions, and the California Highway Patrol’s goal is to reduce the death rate among teenagers as the result of these collisions.
The CHP’s ‘Start Smart’ program is aimed at helping newly licensed and soon-to-be licensed teenage drivers understand the critical responsibilities of driving and to understand that accidents do happen, but collisions are 100-percent preventable.
Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents/guardians with an interactive safe-driving awareness class which will illustrate how poor choices behind the wheel of a car can affect the lives of numerous people.
Start Smart also focuses on responsibilities of newly licensed drivers, responsibilities of parents/guardians and, collision avoidance techniques.
Susanville Area CHP will be presenting this two-hour program on Thursday, March 17th, at 6:00 at the Lassen High School Library (1110 Main Street, Susanville). The program is free and no reservation is needed. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend with their teen.
For more information, contact Officer Shaun Simmons at (530) 257-2191.