The Placerville Area is dedicated to the Start Smart Program and has experienced remarkable support and
support form the community we serve. The Placerville Area has partnered with the Department of Motor Vehicles, El Dorado
County Juvenile Probation Department, local high schools and local Driving schools to help promote the program.
The Placerville Area presents a fast paced course which focuses on the traffic collision avoidance, primary collision
factors, impaired driving, seatbelt usage and the responsibility of young drivers and parents. This highly educational
class not only covers universal safety issues but is also tailored to cover driving situations unique to El Dorado County.
The class is both humorous and deadly serious in it presentation and has captivated the parents and student who have attended.
Most participants are referred to by others who have attended the course. In 2010 The Placerville Area conducted 20 such
classes with a total attendance of over 444 parents and students. Placerville Area Officers teach the Start Smart Course.
Their involvement allows the public to ask questions and interact with officers and sergeants and therefore learn from their
To enroll in this free program contact the Placerville Area CHP office at (530)622-1110.
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