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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about their efforts to reduce fatal crashes involving teen drivers. Since car crashes are still the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., the CHP’s Start Smart program is hoping to address certain high-risk driving behaviors in new teen drivers. When high-risk driving behaviors are eliminated in teen drivers, the likelihood of getting into a collision decreases dramatically. The Start Smart Class is a free driver education class developed to specifically target and eliminate potentially dangerous high-risk driving behaviors in teens.

CHP’s Start Smart Program

The Start Smart program is available to newly licensed teens in the State of California. It’s a two-hour class, and it will be conducted in various locations throughout the state. Parents are also encouraged to attend so that they can be on the same page as their teens. The program will utilize innovative teaching techniques to leave a lasting impression on the importance of safe driving practices with teens and their parents. The program focuses on both teen driving behavior and teen passenger behavior. Listed below are the five top factors that can increase a teen’s likelihood of being involved in an injury-causing or fatal crash.

Teen Driving Risk Factors

  • Cell phones and texting
  • Extra peer passengers
  • Speeding
  • Alcohol
  • Driving or riding without a seat belt

Accidents Involving Teen Drivers in California

No matter what kind of car accident you were injured in, it’s always a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your claim. In cases involving distracted driving, additional investigative efforts may be required, and your lawyer can stay on top of any emerging details of the investigation. Whether your teen child was injured as a passenger in another teen’s car or a teen driver seriously injured you or a loved one, a lawyer can be your advocate as you focus on what’s important, feeling better.

If your teen has been injured in a crash involving another teen driver in California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.

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