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CHP Offers Teen Driver Course Aug. 14

Free class helps new drivers understand the responsibilities of driving a motor vehicle.

The California Highway Patrol is holding a Start Smart class Aug. 14 at the CHP Marin Area Office, 53 San Clemente Dr. in Corte Madera. 

The leading cause of death for Americans 15-20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle.

The class will also reveal how poor choices behind the wheel can change the lives of everyone involved. The purpose of this program is to reduce the number of teen-related injuries and deaths due to collisions.

There is no cost for attending the class, which starts at 7 p.m. Parents and new drivers interested in attending the class need to RSVP with the Marin CHP office by Aug. 13 by calling (415) 924-1100 or by email at ehohmeister@chp.ca.gov. Space is limited to the first 30 students and parents, additional classes will be scheduled as needed.

The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, allied law enforcement agencies, teenagers, and their parents/guardians. 

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