Running Springs, CA, April 21, 2011, noon – The leading cause of death for Americans between 15 and 20 years old is motor vehicle collision.  The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents/guardians.  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 show 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. On Wednesday April 27, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be presenting a Start Smart Class at the CHP, Arrowhead Office located at 31230 State Route 18 Running Springs, CA 92382. There is no cost for attending the class.  Parents and new drivers interested in attending the class need to RSVP with CHP Officer Baker, by April 26, 2011 at (909) 867-2791.  Space is limited to the first 30 students and parents, additional classes will be scheduled as needed. 

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