Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Now Enrolling for February GA Teens Ride with PRIDE program

Release date: January 31, 2017

Event: Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. program

Date/time: February 22, 2017/6-8PM

Location: Middle Georgia State University, 100 University Boulevard

The Warner Robins Police Department in connection with the University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (G.T.I.P.I) will offer a free two-hour course on February 22, 2017 designed to help parents and teen drivers.

TADRA Law for teen drivers put parents squarely in the passenger’s seat. It requires that     anyone who applies for a permanent driver’s license must have a parent, legal guardian or    responsible adult sign a verification form affirming that the candidate has completed 40 hours (with 6 hours at night) of supervised driving experience, if the candidate has successfully    completed an approved driver education course. 

Most parents may not feel prepared, or may not know what they need to do, to supervise a new teen driver behind the wheel. Parental involvement is key to reducing teen crashes and          fatalities. 

The Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error) program is an effort to reduce the high number of crashes, injuries and fatalities involving teen drivers in the state of Georgia. This is not a hands-on, mechanical “how to” course, but a class that addresses driving attitudes and behaviors of teenagers ages 14-16. 

The course is designed to help parents become more aware of their own driving behaviors, teach how to help their teenagers become safe drivers and explain how to conduct the          supervised practice driving time required to obtain a license. 

To register for the P.R.I.D.E. program please contact Officer Christopher Fussell at cfussell@wrga.gov OR (478) 293-1062.  You must register before attending the course. 

Please sign up quickly for this free course, because space is limited to 30 teens per class. 

For more information on the P.R.I.D.E. program visit www.wrpolice.org/community_events.htm