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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
 
   
 
   
April
 
   
15
Greene/ Greensboro 6:00pm

anstrong@dhr.state.ga.us

19
Oconee/ Watkinsville 10:00am 706-769-2988 or carsoned5@gmail.com
21
Bryan/ Pembroke 6:30pm mattlynn@pembrokega.net
22
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega 4:00pm gateenpride@gmail.com
22
Oconee/ Watkinsville 6:00pm 706-769-2988 or carsoned5@gmail.com
23
Lowndes/ Valdosta 4:00pm 229-333-5252 or shaylawalker@djj.state.ga.us
23
Fulton/ Fairburn 5:45pm libby@fairburn.com
24
Gwinnett/ Snellville 6:30pm 770-985-4713
26
Bryan/ Richmond Hill 10:00am 912-756-2837
26
Effingham/ Springfield 1:00pm 912-754-3949 or jthompson@effinghamcounty.org
28
Bulloch/ Brooklet 6:30pm mattlynn@pembrokega.net
29
Appling/ Baxley 6:00pm 912-367-8120 or acfamcan@gmail.com
29
Jackson/ Commerce 6:00pm

706-367-5204 or rtmerritt1@dhr.state.ga.us

 
   
May
 
   
6
Paulding/ Hiram 6:30pm agilham@hiram-ga.gov
7
Fulton/ Union City 6:00pm 770-515-7990 or jmcdowell@unioncityga.org
13
Fulton/ Johns Creek 6:30pm 770-232-0900 or www.jcdrivingschool.com
13
Oconee/ Watkinsville 6:00pm 706-769-2988 or carsoned5@gmail.com
13
Rockdale/ Conyers 6:30pm 678-413-4281
15
Forsyth/ Cumming 6:30 pm 770-886-2800 ext. 3328
17
Oconee/ Watkinsville 10:00am 706-769-2988 or carsoned5@gmail.com
21
Johnson/ Wrightsville 6:00pm

spowell@gsp.net

27
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega 4:00pm gateenpride@gmail.com
31
Bryan/ Richmond Hill 10:00am 912-756-2837
 
   
June
 
   
3
Fulton/ Atlanta 6:00pm 404-553-1877 or saveourstudentsacademy@yahoo.com
4
Fulton/ Union City 6:00pm 770-515-7990 or jmcdowell@unioncityga.org
10
Fulton/ Johns Creek 6:30pm 770-232-0900 or www.jcdrivingschool.com
10
Rockdale/ Conyers 6:30pm 678-413-4281
12
Paulding/ Hiram 6:30pm agilham@hiram-ga.gov
24
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega 4:00pm gateenpride@gmail.com
28
Bryan / Richmond Hill 10:00am 912-756-2837
 
   
July
 
   
2
Fulton/ Union City 6:00pm 770-515-7990 or jmcdowell@unioncityga.org
10
Paulding/ Hiram 6:30pm agilham@hiram-ga.gov
16
Johnson/ Wrightsville 6:00pm

spowell@gsp.net

17
Forsyth/ Cumming 6:30pm 770-886-2800 ext. 3328
22
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega 4:00pm gateenpride@gmail.com
28
Gwinnett/ Lawrenceville 6:30pm 678-413-4281
 
   
August
 
   
5
Fulton/ Atlanta 6:00pm 404-553-1877 or saveourstudentsacademy@yahoo.com
6
Fulton/ Union City 6:00pm 770-515-7990 or jmcdowell@unioncityga.org
12
Rockdale/ Conyers 6:30pm 678-413-4281
14
Paulding/ Hiram 6:30pm agilham@hiram-ga.gov
19
Cobb/ Acworth 6:30pm 770-974-1232
26
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega 4:00pm gateenpride@gmail.com
30
Bryan/ Richmond Hill 10:00am 912-756-2837
 
   
September
 
   
3
Fulton/ Union City 6:00pm 770-515-7990 or jmcdowell@unioncityga.org
4
Paulding/ Hiram 6:30pm agilham@hiram-ga.gov
18
Forsyth/ Cumming 6:30pm 770-886-2800 ext. 3328
19
Johnson/ Wrightsville 6:00pm

spowell@gsp.net

23
Lumpkin/ Dahlonega 4:00pm gateenpride@gmail.com
23
Rockdale/ Conyers 6:30pm 678-413-4281
27
Bryan/ Richmond Hill 10:00am 912-756-2837
 
   


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 .

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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.

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Parents are saying, "       "

"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

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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.

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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  
   

 

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