On January 30th, the California Highway Patrol began hosting its Start Smart Class at the Williams Area CHP office. With ten individuals, present.
During the two-hour class, teens and their parents listened while Officer, Kristin Murphy facilitated the class. The topics covered include: safe driving habits, tips to avoid crashes, dynamics of a collision, consequences of poor choices behind the wheel of a vehicle, parental roles and responsibilities, legal ramifications and civil liabilities affecting teenage drivers and their parents.
In addition, a sibling who lost his brother in a traffic collision gave a personal testimony to other parents and teens. Many of the parents and teens were emotionally touched by the heart-wrenching testimony given by Lloyd Green Jr.
The classes are made available for teens, accompanied by a parent or guardian, at no cost.
Certificates were awarded to all participants at the end of the class. Some automobile insurance companies may offer a discount for teens who attend a Start Smart class.
The next Start Smart Class is scheduled for Thursday, March 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Area California Highway Patrol office located at 100 E Street, in Williams. Class size is limited; anyone interested in attending a Start Smart class is asked to make a seating reservation by calling Officer Kristin Murphy at (530) 473-2821.