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Dougherty County Police to help parents teach teen driving

May 15, 2007

Albany -- Dougherty County Police will offer parents and soon to be teen drivers a course in how to be safe behind the wheel.

It's part of a state program called "PRIDE"... Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error.

Dougherty County Police officers will teach a two-hour class for 14 to 16 year olds and their parents. Their goal is to help parents teach their teens to become safe drivers.

 Dougherty County Police Lt. Tom Jackson said "we know when to accelerate, when to slow down and see what's going on in front of us. We have a hard time teaching that to people who don't know it already. You are going to get frustrated, especially when it's you own child. That's one of the things we are going to try to teach in the class."

Teens have to complete 40-hours of supervised practice driving with their parents.

The teen drivers' course will be held at the Dougherty County Police headquarters on Habersham Road on May 30th starting at 6:30.

The class is free, but you need to call 430-6600 or go by the Police Headquarters to register.

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