Start Smart - Del Norte High School
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
At least one parent or adult guardian MUST attend with the teen.
Please only sign up with ONLY the teen driver's name.
Certificates will be handed out at the completion of the class.
The Start Smart Program is an opportunity for new drivers and their parents/guardians to clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive. Taught by trained law enforcement personnel, it creates awareness of possible consequences, both financial and physical, of distracted or impaired driving, and provides applicable information about collision prevention. The class also clarifies the restrictions of the Provisional License Law and touches on social host ordinances. The often-graphic videos and daunting statistics provide a powerful reality check that lingers long after the classroom instruction.
Following the two-hour class, each teen is presented a certificate of completion along with a custom-designed key-chain bearing the theme of the Teen Safe Driving Program, which will serve as a reminder each time he or she starts the car. This is a concerted effort intended to reduce the risks associated with teen driving
When & Where
Sergeant Jordan Wells - San Diego Police Department
I am San Diego Police Sergeant Jordan V. Wells. I currenty serve the Southern Division as a Patrol Sergeant. I spent three year with the San Diego County Sheriff's as a Correctional Deputy from 1993 to 1996. I begain my career with the San Diego Police Department in 1996 and served as a patrol officer at the Midcity, Northeastern and Northwestern Divisions. I served as a Juvenile Services Officer at the Northwestern Division from 2008 to 2014.
I’m happy to report that you were able to allow all the Walk-in’s attend your very moving and informative Start Smart session at Rancho Bernardo High tonight! I think it really made an impact on both my son and myself! The two guest speakers really demonstrated how one mistake can be a tragic or even fatal one! Your videos and information effectively emphasized what we all know, and should always practice! Thank you so much for your dedication and passion for this project! I’m sure it will make a difference and save countless lives.
Thank you for the informative presentation, I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the room when a Parent stood up and shared their experience in losing a child. For me, this had a major impact on the whole presentation; a bad choice made can change everything. I know you stated time is short, as sadly and hard this may be for individuals to share, I believe speakers can really make a difference with these young teens. Seeing and hearing it from a Parent, friend, etc………. weather they lost a son / daughter or were a role in being part of a tragedy is most impressionable on the young kids. You can show video / slides / news clip, but there’s nothing like having someone stand in front of you and talk.
San Diego Police Department
Southern Division120 27th Street
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0210 Desk