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Safe Teen Accident Reduction Training

The S.T.A.R.T. program is a free* hands-on class offered to licensed/insured teens, ages 16-19.  *(a $50 donation is suggested-but not required to register).  Teens have the opportunity to attend a fun and informative 5-hour class.

Download START Waiver & Photo Release

ALL OCTOBER CLASS DATES ARE FULL.  Registration Closed for October.

DON’T WORRY!  We will conduct classes in November.  We will open registration for November classes on Friday, October 26 at 8am.

This class has reached full capacity, please return to the START page to find an open class.

This class has reached full capacity, please return to the START page to find an open class.

This class has reached full capacity, please return to the START page to find an open class.

This class has reached full capacity, please return to the START page to find an open class.

S.T.A.R.T. is helping to save teen drivers lives!  Teens are hitting the roads with very little experience behind the wheel and lacking the skills they need to drive safely.  In addition, many teens are susceptible to the temptations of their electronic devices and other distractions.  Car accidents are the leading killer of American teens and experts say that inadequate training is one of the leading contributing factors in these crashes.  Instructors from the Tucson Police Department are here to help.

CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT the Tucson Police Academy.  LOCATED AT:  10001 S. Wilmot  Rd.  This is a hands-on, behind-the-wheel training taking place on a state of the art, closed driving course.  The classes are taught by Tucson Police Department Officers who are professional driving instructors and vehicles are provided by the Tucson Police Department and Jim Click Automotive.

The S.T.A.R.T. program provides teen drivers with critical information on decision-making, judgement and basic motor vehicle driving skills related to commonly encountered collision factors.  The behind-the-wheel portion consists of six exercises:  Evasive Steering, Controlled Braking, Basic Skid Control, Off-Road/Pavement Recovery, Anti-lock Brake System Familiarization and a state-of-the-art Distracted Driving Simulator funded by State Farm Insurance.

Parents should contact their insurance provider to see if their teens successful completion of the S.T.A.R.T. program provides them with an insurance discount.

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For questions please call Andrea Fierros (520) 837-7235 or email andrea.fierros@tucsonaz.gov

The START waiver, photo release and copy of vehicle insurance card can be emailed to andrea.fierros@tucsonaz.gov, faxed to 520.791.5423 or brought to class.