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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Georgia ranks 5th in the nation in teen traffic fatalities with more than 200 deaths every year.

A South Georgia police department is now working with parents and young drivers to reduce that number.

Thursday Leesburg Police hosted their first P.R.I.D.E. class. It stands for Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error.

More than a dozen teens and their parents took the class together. The kids rated their parents' driving and learned about road safety and possible distractions.

Officers from other departments were on hand to learn how to teach the class. Teens who take the program qualify for a reduction on their car insurance.

To find out how you can take the class search Leesburg PPRIDE on Facebook.

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