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Safe Teen Accident Reduction Training

PLEASE NOTEFebruary Classes are full.  Beginning in March the S.T.A.R.T. program will take a break.  The driving track will receive some updates and resurfacing.  S.T.A.R.T. classes will resume in September.  You will be able to register in Mid-August for the September classes.  Please check back to find out when on line registration will open for September classes or contact the Foundation office with any questions at 520-207-2878.

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 smartphones 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.  The Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation and instructors from the Tucson Police Department are here to help.

 

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).  Teens have the opportunity to attend a fun and informative 5-hour class at the Tucson Police Academy (10001 S. Wilmot) where the behind-the-wheel training takes place on a state of the art, closed driving course.  The classes are taught by professional Tucson Police 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.

You can register for free** by visiting the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation website at SoAZLEF.ORG and click on the S.T.A.R.T. program link.  Classes take place during the school year, between September – May.  **Your donation to the program is greatly appreciated and encouraged.  Donations for the S.T.A.R.T. program are accepted anytime:  1. when you register for the class.  2.  when you come to class.  3. on line anytime at www.SOAZLEF.org.  4. Mail to SALEF-START PROGRAM  7660 E. Broadway, #205  Tucson, AZ  85710.

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.

Watch this video from KVOA

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

Download START Waiver & Photo Release

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