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Brookhaven police offers parent-teen driver education classes
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July 15, 2014 12:58 PM | 814 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In Georgia, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. In an effort to save lives, the University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has developed a statewide program called Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E., Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error.

The program offers parent/teen driver education classes for Brookhaven City and DeKalb County residents. These classes target parents/guardians and their teenage drivers who are either just beginning to drive or are preparing for a learner’s permit. The course is free.

This is not a hands-on, mechanical “how-to” course, but a class that addresses driving attitude and behavior of teenagers ages 14 to 16.

This course will:

-Help parents/guardians become more aware of their own driving behaviors;

-Teach parents/guardians how to help their teenagers become safe drivers;

-Help parents/guardians and teenagers learn what they need to do during the supervised practice driving time required to obtain a license; and

-Alter attitudes and driving behaviors of novice teenage drivers.

Classes will begin at 6 p.m. July 23, and run about two hours. The class will be at 2665 Buford Highway in Brookhaven. To register complete the attached registration form and return it by mail or email.

The teenager and at least one parent or guardian, who will supervise the practice time, must be present during the entire two-hour course. Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information: (404) 955-4695, (800) 342-9819 or email Officer William Ashley Gilham at william.gilham@brookhavenga.gov

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