The Tucson Police Driving Instructors & SALEF are excited to announce the return of START classes!
August & September classes are full. DON’T WORRY! TPD plans to offer START classes each month (depending on Covid restrictions) through May 2021. Please check back regularly to this web page or like the START program on Facebook to find updates and when registration opens for the October START classes.
Registration form(s) will appear at the bottom of this page once the class registration process opens. Watch for updated information on this website or on Facebook.
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:
Teens have an opportunity to attend a 5-hour class at the Tucson Police Academy, located at 10001 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 email@example.com: START Waiver_Release_mgrev. (00591340xC01F0)
***YOU MUST HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE (no permits accepted). Please do not register with a ‘permit’.
Once you complete the registration process, please complete and submit the START WAIVER/PHOTO RELEASE to Andrea Fierros at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your class date/time. THANK YOU!
Questions? Please call Andrea Fierros (520) 837-7235 or email email@example.com
Snacks and drinks are provided. Certificates will be awarded at completion of the training course along with souvenirs as our thanks for attending.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org