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CHP teaching teens about safe driving

Action News Now reporter Elizabeth Zelidon listened in to the Smart Start class in Redding to learn about the efforts CHP is using to teach teens about safe driving.

Posted: Apr 17, 2019 8:32 AM

REDDING, Calif - The California Highway Patrol states that the leading cause of death among teenagers is traffic collisions. 

So the agency is working to better educate teen drivers. 

Redding area C.H.P officers instruct a class called "Start Smart" to teach teens safety rules, and engage in candid conversations to discuss the rules of the road, how to avoid crashes and staying away from bad driving habits. 

"Going through the class is better. It's easier for jobs to just go through the class and get it over with. You learn a lot better and he ( CHP Officer Jason Morton) said people who go through the course already when they come out are four times better drivers than those who wait until they are 18 to have a license," said 15-year-old Brandon More. 

Examples of what is taught in this class include learning that braking when a tailgater won't back off may result in an assault with a deadly weapon charge. 

If you'd like to sign your teen up for the Start Smart class head to CHP's website and look under Start Smart. 

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