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Start Smart For Teens

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If you would like to attend, please call the Santa Barbara Area CHP office to sign up at: (805) 967-1234. This class is free and about an hour and a half long.

*As we plan for the coming weeks and the evolving situation with COVID-19, Cottage Health has decided to cancel all public events through the end of April. Start Smart will start back up on a monthly basis as soon as it is safe to do so. 

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Fees & Payment

FREE

Description

The Start Smart program is a driver safety education class that targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15-19, their parents, and guardians. CHP officers discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causational factors, driver/parent responsibilities, seatbelt usage, etc. Testimonies are provided by officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens.

The CHP offers the Start Smart program to help newly and future licensed teen drivers become more aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. California teen drivers are found at fault in 66 percent of all fatal collisions they are involved in, although they represent only four percent of the State’s licensed drivers. California has the second highest fatality rate involving drivers between the ages of 15-20, and motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for Americans in this age bracket.

“This tragic loss of young lives is a concern to us, and we hope this program can reduce the death toll.” stated CHP Captain Mark D’Arelli. Teenagers average twice as many accidents as adult drivers while driving only half as many miles, making the teen accident rate-per-mile four times that of adults.

If you are under 18 years of age, your risk of a fatal accident is about 2.5 times that of the average driver and your risk of an injury accident is three times higher than the average driver.

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Classes & Events Cancelled Through August

As we plan for the coming weeks and the evolving situation with COVID-19, Cottage Health has decided to cancel all public events through the end of August. We understand this may be disruptive to schedules and wanted to provide as much advance notice as possible. Registrations fees will be refunded. We appreciate your understanding.

Clases y Eventos Cancelados Durante Agosto

Como parte de nuestro plan para las próximas semanas para la situación cambiante causada por el COVID-19, Cottage Health decidió cancelar todos los eventos públicos hasta que termine agosto. Entendemos que esto podría alterar sus planes y queríamos avisarle lo antes posible. Reembolsaremos los cargos de inscripción. Gracias por su comprensión.