Dear Social Circle Parents and Guardians:
In Georgia, approximately 200 teens are killed in crashes every year. Nationally, sixty-one percent of the teens killed did not wear seat belts, while 33 percent of the deaths were alcohol related. In an effort to address this problem the University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute is pleased to announce its statewide program Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error). These classes target parents/guardians and their teenage drivers who are either just beginning to drive or are preparing for learners permit. There is no cost for the course.
This is not a hands-on, mechanical “how-to” course, but a class that addresses driving attitude and behavior of teenagers, 14 through 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.
The teenager and at least one parent or guardian (who will supervise the practice time) must be present during the entire two-hour course.
The class will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Social Circle Police Department; 138 East Hightower Trail, Social Circle Ga. 30025. The class will from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. To register please contact Sgt. Samantha Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org. The class is limited to (15) teens per class. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is your teenager’s life worth two hours of your time?