The Buellton office of the California Highway Patrol has announced there are openings available for the next Start Smart classes scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 18. The classes will be held at the California Highway Patrol office at 166 Industrial Way, Buellton.

Anyone who is interested in enrolling their sons or daughters (15-20 years) for this free one time two-hour class can make reservations by calling the Buellton CHP area office at 688-5551.

A parent or guardian is encouraged to stay with the student.  


Start Smart addresses traffic safety issues that directly affect new drivers in a way no other program does. Start Smart speaks directly to the newly licensed drivers and their parents/guardians.  Some of the topics of this class include:

  • Collision avoidance techniques
  • Collision causing elements
  • Driver responsibilities
  • Local collision trends

Videos emphasizing the necessity to drive responsibly and the consequences drivers face when they don’t.

For reservations, information or questions please contact the Buellton CHP office at (805) 688-5551