The California Highway Patrol is hosting a series of driver safety classes for Bay Area teens from Napa to San Jose at several locations throughout April.
A local "Start Smart" education class will be given this Wednesday (April 2) from 7-9 p.m. at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon.
The CHP's "Start Smart" program is a teen driver safety course designed to teach young people safe driving habits.
CHP officers will discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver and parent responsibilities, and seat belt usage.
Additionally, testimonies will be provided by officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens, and by family members who have lost love ones in traffic collisions.
According to the CHP, traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for Americans between 15 and 20 years old.
For more information on the San Ramon class, visit the online registration page or call 314-3382.