In Georgia, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. In an effort to address this problem, The Winder Police Department along with The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (G.T.I.P.I.) has is offering 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 Barrow 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 14-16. 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 be held February 21, 2013 6:30pm at Lanier Technical College in Winder. To register, please call or e-mail a request to the information below.. 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.
For more information, call 770-867-2156 ext.6859 or visit www.CityofWinder.com. E-mail inquiries may be sent to email@example.com
Is your teenager’s life worth two hours of your time? Register today!
The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is a full partner in this program.