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Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. Classes Set for Cumming

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is presenting the Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error program in October and December.

Credit: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Credit: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Is your teenager’s life worth two hours of your time?

Of course. 

That's why the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the University of Georgia’s Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, is offering the Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) program in Cumming.


The program was created by GTIPI in an effort to reduce the high number of crashes, injuries and fatalities involving teen drivers in the state of Georgia. It addresses driver’s attitude, knowledge and behavior rather than technical “hands-on” driver’s skills, complimenting driver’s education and training. While completion of this course may reduce insurance rates, it does NOT count towards the required 40 hours of supervised driving practice. 

The nationally recognized P.R.I.D.E. program is a FREE (but participants must register), 2-hour course that is designed to help parents and their new (or soon-to-be) teen drivers, ages 14 to 16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time. A parent or guardian MUST attend this course with the teen. (Although this course targets teens 14 to 16 years old, teens of any age may attend). 

Upcoming classes in Cumming are set for Thursday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Forsyth County Public Safety Training Complex, 3520 Settingdown Road.

To register, email your request to Debbie@daarnold@forsythco.com 
or call 770-886-2800, extension 3328.

For more information, visit www.ridesafegeorgia.org or call 1-800-342-9819.


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