GTIPI Header for template
Car seat information
Teen P.R.I.D.E.
Training Calendar
Resource Center
Kid's page
Other Safety
Links
Text only
staff tab
Who and where we are
Search this site:

curved image for design use unly

teen driving georgia joshua's law driver education license drivers 40 hours parent supervised

Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E.
line

bullet Find a Class       bullet Find a Local P.R.I.D.E. Instructor

bullet What Parents Are Saying     bullet What Teens Are Saying

bullet Awards and Endorsements     bullet Links       bullet Supporters

bullet Joshua's Law and Driver's Education in Georgia


Is your teenager's life worth two hours of your time?

   Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) is a FREE, National Award- Winning two-hour course designed to help parents and their new (or soon to be) teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law. There are no attendance restrictions. You may attend P.R.I.D.E. anywhere a class is offered.

For the latest information about Joshua's Law and Driver's Education requirements in Georgia, click here.

Rather than a technical hands-on driver training course, this program addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior of both the parent and new teen driver. Register today! Teens and Parents must register to attend.

Does P.R.I.D.E. really work? A formal evaluation of parents and teens shows P.R.I.D.E. provides measurable increases in knowledge about safe driving practices, risk factors, and Georgia law. Knowledge about safety, elminating risk, and steps for graduated driving practice can save lives.

Still not sure if P.R.I.D.E. is for you? Click here for details about the two-hour course to start a conversation with your teen about the requirements for getting and keeping a driver's license. Click here to see Supporters of the P.R.I.D.E. program.


P.R.I.D.E. Teen & Parent
Class schedule
Last updated:

Date
County/ City
Time
Registration Contact
2014
October
22
Gwinnett/ Suwanee
6:00pm

770-904-7669 or tmiranda@suwanee.com

23
Gwinnett/ Snellville
6:30pm
770-985-4713
23
Laurens/ Dublin
6:00pm
478-277-1400
23
Cobb/Powder Springs
6:30pm
770-943-1616 or jmatthews@cityofpowdersprings.org
25
Bryon/ Richmond Hill
10:00am
912-756-2837
28
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega
4:00pm
gateenpride@gmail.com
30
Effingham/ Springfield
7:00pm
mkendricks@effinghamcounty.org
November
4
Cobb/ Acworth
6:30pm
770-974-1232
5
Baldwin/ Milledgeville
5:00pm
478-445-1061 or rbutch@baldwinsheriff.com
5
DeKalb/ Chamblee
6:00pm
traffic@chambleega.com
6
Forsyth/ Cumming
6:30pm
770-886-2800 ext 3328 or dashaw@forsythco.com
11
Paulding/ Hiram
7:00pm
sjohnston@hiram-ga.gov
12
DeKalb/ Brookhaven
6:00pm
william.gilham@brookhavenga.gov
18
Appling/ Baxley
6:00pm
912-367-8120 or acfamcon@gmail.com
19
Johnson/ Wrightsville
6:00pm
spowell@gsp.net
20
Jackson/ Commerce
6:00pm
706-336-8970 or jrogers@commercepd.org
20
Forsyth/ Cumming
6:30pm
770-886-2800 ext 3328 or dashaw@forsythco.com
25
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega
6:00pm
770-886-8146 or gateenpride@gmail.com
29
Bryan/
Richmond Hill
10:00am
912-756-2837
December
2
Fulton/ Atlanta
6:00pm
404-553-1877 or saveourstudentsacademy@yahoo.com
16
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega
6:00pm
770-886-8146 or gateenpride@gmail.com
17
DeKalb/ Chamblee
6:00pm
traffic@chambleega.com
17
DeKalb/ Brookhaven
6:00pm
william.gilham@brookhavenga.gov
         


Try these tips to find a class:

- Press "Ctrl" + "F" keys on your keyboard.
- Type your county or city name to search for a location near you.
- Check back often. New P.R.I.D.E. classes are added almost daily.
- Contact an Instructor in your county by searching the list below:

Download the statewide P.R.I.D.E. Instructor list here
Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher required. Don't have it? Click here for a free download from Adobe.

For additional information about P.R.I.D.E. or class schedules call Reshma Punjani
at 678-413-4281, toll-free at 1-800-342-9819, or email reshma11@uga.edu .

Back to top back to top image




Awards and Endorsements for P.R.I.D.E.

bullet Georgia High School Association endorses P.R.I.D.E. (2007)

bullet Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner endorses P.R.I.D.E. (2004)

bullet Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. received National recognition
    when Forsyth County Sheriff's Office was awarded the...

IACP

International Association of Chiefs of Police
Law Enforcement Challenge Award (2003)

   ...for implementing P.R.I.D.E. as a traffic safety program
      for parents and teens in their community.

Back to topback to top image




Parents are saying, "       "

"My son and I attended the Ga Teen Pride Driving Class this summer. We were educated about the 3 types of licenses that are issued to teens and also the new laws in the State of Georgia. We watched some videos that portrayed what can happen if you aren’t driving safely and/or properly restrained. It was a vey informative class and I learned things that I didn’t know. It was very impacting. After we left my teen and I were able to discuss what we learned and how to avoid unnecessary accidents. I highly recommend this class to parents and teens who are about to obtain a Drivers License." - Magdalene M. Lumpkin County

"After my child completed driver's education I realized I didn't know what to do during the mandated 40 hours of supervised driving practice. P.R.I.D.E. taught me exactly what I need to do and how to act towards my child. She's really glad for that and I am too!"    - Y.T. Thomasville, GA

"The Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. driver's education course was a wonderful and enlightening experience for my daughter, wife and me. We are continuing to use many of the free handouts obtained from the course."    - D.H. Augusta, GA

"It helped me to see how I come across to my child - I need to work on my attitude! I learned about laws & rules I was unaware of. I think I will be a better teacher now."   - J.D. Dalton,GA

"The course was realistic and made me think of my actions as the role of 'driving instructor' instead of parent. It does show some of the mistakes we as parents are making and the fear of this driving experience. I truly enjoyed the course."   - M.H. McDonough,GA

"Thank you for this class. It has really made me more aware of my own driving. When you have been driving for 30+ years, you get in habits that may not be illegal or unsafe but are nonetheless habits. Thank you again and I've told many people about this opportunity for young people and their parents."   -C.R. Woodstock,GA

Back to topback to top image




Teens are saying, "       "

"It taught me to be a safe driver and ALWAYS BUCKLE UP!"  - D.R. Lithonia, GA

"I like the videos that were shown to show young drivers the after effects of reckless driving. I love the course."    - M.F. Stone Mountain, GA

"It was real. It wasn't a "what if" class. It was real!"  - H.W. Chatsworth, GA

"This class made me really understand the importance of driving laws more! Thanks."  - T.G. Bloomingdale, GA

Read a teen essay about the P.R.I.D.E. program
Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher required. Don't have it? Click here for a free download from Adobe.

Back to topback to top image



The P.R.I.D.E. program
is supported by the following:


NHTSA   Governor's Office for Highway Safety   Department of Driver Services

Department of Public Safety

Georgia Insurance and Safety Commissioner

NETS    Georgia Motor Trucking Assoc.

myAtlTV    Georgia High School Association

Sheriffs
Chiefs of Police
Mike Yeager, Coweta County Donald Cheek, Dougherty County
Terry Langley, Carroll County Louis Dekmar, LaGrange
Ted Paxton, Forsyth County Randy Shirley, Lavonia
Gene Sorrels, Stephens County Michael Berkow, Savannah-Chatham
Gary Vowell, Tift County
Donny Turner, Troup County  
Neal Walden, White County  
Joe Chapman, Walton County  
   
Other Agencies  
Madison County Rec Dept/Board  
   

 

Back to topback to top image

spacer image to fill in a blank cell


To contact the CAES Web Team, e-mail caesweb@uga.edu.
© 2003 The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
All rights reserved.
Usage Policy