Start Smart Driving Safety Class is a free driver safety education class that targets students between the ages of 15-20 years old and their parents/guardians. All San Dieguito Union High School students and their parents/guardian must attend a Start Smart class in order to obtain a parking permit to park on their school campus.
Officers from the San Diego County Sheriff Department - Encinitas Substation and California Highway Patrol's offices will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and seat belt usage.
The Start Smart class was offered last year as a response to the numerous teen car crashes and related fatalities in our community.
The Start Smart class provides an opportunity for teens and their parents/guardians to discuss the serious laws, obligations and responsibilities, and family expectations that are part of driving a car.