“CHP Start Smart”

In-person presentations are going to be offered at San Ramon Valley School District High Schools for the remaining school year. Schedule can be found at SRV CHP Start Smart.

CHP Start Smart Program for new and soon to be driving teenagers!


The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) has implemented a new system for students who wish to obtain on-campus parking permits that emphasizes traffic safety. The SRVUSD in partnership with Street Smarts and the California Highway Patrol (CHP)  will sponsor free two hour CHP Start Smart classes. Students and their parent/guardian must attend one free two hour CHP Start Smart class in order to be eligible for a parking permit at all SRVUSD High Schools.  

The Start Smart presentations provide an opportunity for teens and their parents/guardians to discuss the serious laws, obligations, responsibilities and family expectations that are part of driving a vehicle. The goal is to promote and create safe driving habits around SRVUSD schools.

Start Smart is a two-hour, free driver safety education class delivered by the CHP to new and future teenage drivers and their parents/legal guardians. At this class, officers from the California Highway Patrol will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and seatbelt usage. All SRVUSD comprehensive high schools will each offer 2-3 free classes each school year that are open to anyone. The class must only be taken once during a student’s high school career.

The Start Smart presentations will continue for the 2019-2020 school year for parking pass eligibility.

Important additional notes:

  • At least one parent must attend with their teen;
  • The presentation contains graphic “accident” images, which are unsuitable for children under 15 years old;
  • Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. All presentations begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately two hours;
  • Sign-up with the STUDENT’S name and CHOOSE the amount of persons attending; and
  • Late arrivals will not be allowed admittance!

If the class if full, you are welcome to list for “stand-by,” at the venue that evening for available space. However, admission is not guaranteed.

Visit SRV Start Smart Schedule for class and sign up information!

Classes are sponsored in part from State Farm “Good Neighbor Citizenship Company” Grant and also  CHP. Please view State Farm’s latest  Teen driver safety report that includes useful information regarding teen attitudes and behaviors when it comes to the use of smart phones while driving.

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