UPDATE: Bakersfield CHP cancels next week’s Start Smart class due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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UPDATE: The Start Smart class scheduled for next week has been canceled due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, according to the CHP. The class will be held once the county moves into the less restrictive red or “substantial” tier.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The California Highway Patrol is holding another free Start Smart class next week.

The two-hour class, which is offered to current and prospective teen drivers and their parents or guardians, will be held on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Bakersfield CHP 420 Club, located at 3910 Alfred Harrell Hwy.

The class discusses issues such as safe driving habits, consequences of a poor choice behind the wheel and tips on how to avoid a collision. 

Class size is limited, according to the department. Call the Bakersfield CHP Office at 661-396-6600 to sign up.

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