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March 27, 2023

Rivas to speak at CHP’s teen driving event

Courtesy of Assemblyman Robert Rivas’ office:

On Saturday April 13, 2019, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) will attend an event co-sponsored by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Impact Teen Drivers to promote safe driving for teenagers. The event will take place at 1441 Constitution Boulevard in Salinas from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“Distracted driving is one of the top killers of our youth,” said Rivas. “In fact, two counties within our district rank in the top ten in state for the most distracted driving deaths among teenagers – San Benito County ranks third and Monterey County ranks tenth. As leaders, parents, and community members, it’s time to take action. This is about the safety of all members of our communities.”

To focus on this issue of distracted driving, CHP is sponsoring this free community event for parents and teenagers, hosted by Natividad Trauma Center. From 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., there will be a parent-teen safe driving workshop. Other activities and stations will occur from 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., such as a seatbelt challenge, an “intexticated” activity and a distracted driving course.

Featured speakers will include Assemblymember Robert Rivas, Chris Salcido of the San Jose Fire Department, Dr. Kelly Browning of Impact Teen Drivers, Captain Kelly Cardoza of Monterey Area CHP, and Natividad’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Craig Walls.

“As someone who grew up in San Benito County and went on to become a State Assemblymember, I share CHP’s commitment to make our local communities and the state of California safer for teenagers and all drivers on the road. That’s why I authored the Teen Safe Driving Bill AB 1267.”