The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be offering a free Start Smart traffic safety program for teenage drivers and their parents on Thursday, June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moorpark CHP office, at 610 Spring Road.
Since 2005, the Start Smart program has been helping future and newly licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver.
Designed as an educational tool for parents and teenagers in an effort to reduce the number of teenage injuries and deaths resulting from traffic collisions, the program attracts anywhere from 10 to 45 attendees every month that it is given.
"The courts also mandate that minors who have been issued a citation attend a Start Smart class as well," said Officer Miguel Duarte, public information officer of the Moorpark CHP.
It also provides teens and parents with information on defensive driving, traffic laws in California, dynamics of traffic collisions, tips on avoiding traffic collisions and DUI awareness.
For more information or to make a reservation, call Officer Miguel Duarte at 805.553.0800.
Funding for this campaign is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.