Saturday, March 6, 2021


Williams Area CHP hosted first Start Smart Class

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. 

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