Teen Driver Safety Class to be held Thursday

Collisions remain the number one killer of American teenagers, killing almost as many drivers as passengers and killing more kids than homicide or suicide. The same holds true in California.

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Williams Area CHP will host its first of two‘StartSmart’ class beginning at 6:30 PM at the Williams Area CHP Conference Room, 100 E Street in Williams. The second class is to be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

The Start Smart program utilizes innovative techniques to capture the attention of teens and parents, providing a lasting learning experience. The curriculum is built based on collision statistics, teen driver and passenger behaviors, graduated driver license (GDL) laws, cultural changes in today’s society, and the need for stronger parental involvement.

“Education is the most important aspect of a new driver’s ability to develop positive driving habits,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Programs like ‘StartSmart’ are geared towards influencing and educating California’s teen drivers to make the right choices when they get behind the wheel.”

Parents and teenagers can sign up for the FREE “Start Smart” class by contacting Officer Kristen Murphy at (530) 473-2821. Space is limited; seating reservation is required.

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.