Teen Driver Class Scheduled for Solano


Teen Driver Class Scheduled for Solano

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield car accident lawyer. The Solano California Highway Patrol (CHP), scheduled a class for Thursday, February 8, 2018, for local teens and their parents to learn about smart driving habits as well as statistics relevant to the consequences of driving recklessly.

The class, which is part of the CHP Start Smart program, was set to take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Vacaville Town Square Library located at 1 Town Square Place.

Start Smart

Smart Start is a state-wide education program made for teenage drivers as well as their parents. According to a CHP press release from the Solano Area office, data shows that teenage drivers who have recently received a license are involved in accidents at a rate that is five times higher than drivers who have more experience. Additionally, traffic accidents are the number one cause of death for individuals between the ages of 15 and 20.

Because of these alarming statistics, CHP is implementing this free education program in order to offer teens and parents an opportunity to review traffic laws, watch videos specifically designed for informing teens about driving restrictions on teenage drivers, and to offer helpful information about safety to teens who have just received or are about to receive driver’s licenses.

Funding and Requirements

The classes are free to the public and do not require prior registration, however, parents are required to accompany their teen to the lesson. Additionally, the program is supported in part by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety Administration (OTS) by way of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Why do Teens Crash More Often?

A recent professional study of auto accidents involving young drivers that took data from numerous electronic databases and official collision reports found that there are a few key reasons that teen drivers are involved in more accidents so often.

  • One of the main reasons that teens crash more often is that they drive faster than other drivers. Many teenagers feel as if they couldn’t possibly receive major injuries in a collision and, as a result, they tend to drive at higher rates of speed, increasing their chances of being in a crash.
  • Another key reason cited in the study was consumption and driving. The study concluded that a large portion of the at-fault teens who were involved in accidents had consumed alcohol or taken drugs prior to being involved in the collision.
  • Another important factor in teen driver accidents is distracted driving. While there are many forms of distraction, texting and driving have been shown to be especially dangerous for teen drivers. Texting while driving is dangerous and dramatically increases the risk of being involved in a serious collision by taking the driver’s eyes completely off of the road for significant stretches of time.

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