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 February 7, 2008

 Albany --  In their first year, the Dougherty County Police Department's teen driving program receives an award for being one of the most effective in the state.  

Institute Director Frankie Jones presents an award to the Dougherty County Police and Georgia State Patrol Post Troopers for their PRIDE program success.

PRIDE stands for Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error, and in their first year teaching the parent and teen program Dougherty County Police reached 130 families, the third highest total in the state.

 "Their involvement in the program, offering the classes on a regular basis, has just made a tremendous impact," says Frankie Jones, UGA Ga. Traffic Injury Prevention Institute Director.  

"We are actually teaching these parents what their children need to be doing to be correct, and it's been phenomenal results," said Dougherty Co. Police Lt. Thomas Jackson.

The PRIDE program is for teen drivers ages 14 to 16, to help them reach their driver's license requirements. Parents and teens who want to take the free course can call the Dougherty County Police at 229-430-6600.

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