Teen drivers are found at fault in 66% of ALL FATAL collisions that they are involved in, although they only represent 4% of the state's licensed drivers.
The leading cause of DEATH for Americans 15 - 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions.
The California Highway Patrol's Start Smart program is a driver safety education class which targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15 - 19 and their parents/guardians.
WHO: Officers at the California Highway Patrol discuss:
collision avoidance techniques
collision causing elements
seat belt restraints
Testimonials are provided by officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens, in addition to testimonials from parents whose children have perished in collisions.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 5 p.m.
WHERE: California Highway Patrol, Hollister-Gilroy Area Office,
740 Renz Lane Gilroy, CA 95020. Please call the CHP office and reserve a seat for the Start Smart presentation at: (408) 848-2324.