JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — More Georgia teenagers are killed in car crashes than in almost any other state. However, Johns Creek Driving School in North Fulton now offers a completely free way that parents can help keep their kids safe on the road and behind the wheel.
"It's scary when kids hit the road for the first time," owner Steve Jones said. "PRIDE" classes can help alleviate some of the stress involved.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety designed the "PRIDE" course, which stands for Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error. The class is designed to help parents and their new (or soon to be) teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the required 40 hours of supervised practice driving time.
PRIDE focuses on helping parents become more aware of their own driving behaviors, teaching parents on helping their children become safe drivers and altering attitudes and driving behaviors of novice drivers.
PRIDE is absolutely free of charge.
"I plan on attending this new course with my 15-year-old," said mom Erin Molter. "I think it's a great thing that it's offered and it's free."
Johns Creek Driving School will offer the nationally recognized "PRIDE" course on the following dates:
Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Johns Creek location)
Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Alpharetta location)
Sister school Drive Smart Georgia also plans on offering "PRIDE" classes in the near future.