Gwinnett Police Educates Teen Drivers

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The Gwinnett Police Department”s crime prevention officers are offering the P.R.I.D.E. Program (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) safe driving classes to assist new drivers and their parents.

All classes are held at 6:30 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows:

June 23: South Precinct (Lilburn), 770.982.4440 ext. 17
July 26: East Precinct (Dacula), 770.338.7430 ext. 5696

The P.R.I.D.E. program is a free, national award-winning, two-hour course designed to educate teen drivers ages 14 -16. Officers do not conduct any behind the wheel training but instruct parents and teens on what to expect during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law and throughout their driving experience.

In addition to the P.R.I.D.E. program, crime prevention officers also present Traffic Safety for Teens. The free, 45-minute class will cover crash dynamics, seat belts, speeding, alcohol, distractions such as texting while driving, road rules, and street signs.

To schedule a Traffic Safety for Teens class, contact Officer H. Stafford at 770.338.7430 ext. 5696.

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