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SAFE TEEN ACCIDENT REDUCTION TRAINING

 

 

S.T.A.R.T. is helping to save teen drivers lives!

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. Teens get on the roads with very little behind-the-wheel experience  and lack the skills they need to drive safely.  Many teens are also susceptible to the temptations of their electronic devices and other distractions.    Professional driving instructors from the Tucson Police Department are here to help.

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
  • Distracted Driving Simulator (funded by State Farm Insurance)

 

Teens have an opportunity to attend a 5-hour class at the Tucson Police Academy,  located at 1001 South Wilmot Road, where the hands-on, behind-the-wheel training takes place on a state of the art closed driving course.  Classes are scheduled throughout the school year, between September and May.  The classes are taught by Tucson Police Department officers who are professional driving instructors. Vehicles are provided by the Tucson Police Department and Jim Click Automotive.

 

Classes begin promptly at designated start times. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Allow extra travel time to avoid traffic delays. Parent signatures are required for drivers under 18. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Bring your license, proof of insurance and waiver forms to class or email to andrea.fierros@tucsonaz.gov.

 

***YOU MUST HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE (no permits accepted) and START WAIVER/PHOTO RELEASE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION***

(Download START Waiver & Photo Release)

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

 

 

 

 

A T T E N T I O N 

The March 23rd class has been changed to March 30th. Registration for all March classes begins March 1st at which time there will be a link to add your information to register. Classes fill quickly and are limited to 20 students per class. Below are dates that classes will be held, so plan accordingly.

 

ON-LINE REGISTRATION for March classes will open on March 1st at 8:30am.  March class dates/time will be:

March 16th –  7 am

March 16th –  12 noon

March 30th –  7 am

March 30th –  12 noon

 

Snacks and drinks are provided. Certificates will be awarded at completion of the training course along with souvenirs as our thanks for attending!