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Start Smart teen driver safety course June 13
The CHP's next installment of the Start Smart program is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 in the Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room at 155 Center St. The course teaches newly licensed teenage drivers the responsibilities that come with the privilege of driving. Open to teens and their families, the class aims to reduce the number of teenage injuries and deaths resulting from traffic collisions, which are the leading cause of death for 15-to 20-year-olds. The course covers California traffic laws, defensive driving, peer pressure, DUI awareness, the dynamics of traffic collisions and the ways poor choices can affect the lives of many. The class is free. For information and to RSVP, call 662-0511.