Start Smart Driving Safety Class is a free driver safety education class that targets students between the ages of 15-20 years old and their parents/guardians.  Officers from the Encinitas Sheriff’s office will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and seatbelt usage.  The Start Smart class was offered as a pilot project last year as a response to the numerous teen car crashes and related fatalities in our community.   The class provides an opportunity for teens and their parents/guardians to discuss the serious laws, obligations and responsibilities, and family expectations that are part of driving a car.  The SDUHSD requires that students must attend a Start Smart driving class to receive a student parking permit for next year.  Reservations are required by the hosting high school.

Canyon Crest Academy Multi Media Center
January 10 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
February 29, May 23 – 6 – 8:00 p.m.
To RSVP, contact Patrice Gold at,
or at 858-481-3001.

Torrey Pines High School Lecture Hall
January 19, February 23, May 17 – 6 – 8:00 p.m.
To RSVP, contact Barbara Gordon at
or at 858-354-3800.