Driver Safety Training

Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute - Pride Registration



Pride Registration Form

Dear City of Hiram and Paulding County Parents of Teen Drivers,
In Georgia, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. In an effort to address this problem, The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (G.T.I.P.I.) is pleased to announce its new statewide program, Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error). The program began in Hiram August 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Classes will continue to be offered 1 evening every month for City of Hiram and Paulding County teen drivers and their parents or guardians. These classes target parents / guardians and their teenage drivers who are either just beginning to drive or are preparing for a learner’s permit. There is no cost for this class.

This is not a hands-on, mechanical “how to” course, but a class that addresses driving attitude and behavior of teenagers, ages 12 to adult. This course will:
  • Help parents / guardians become more aware of their own driving behaviors;
  • Teach parents / guardians how to help their teenagers become safe drivers;
  • Help parents / guardians and teenagers learn what they need to do during the supervised practice driving time required by the State of Georgia to obtain a license; and
  • Alter attitude and driving behaviors of novice teenage drivers.
The class that will be held at the Dewey P. Pendley Sr. Municipal Complex located at 217 Main Street, Hiram, Georgia,on the following dates:
  • November 9, 2016 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • December 13, 2016 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • January 29, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • February 23, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • March 26, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • April 28, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • May 28, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • June 23, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • July 23, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • August 25, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • September 24th, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • October 27, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • November 19, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • December 16, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (15 students max)
  • To register for this class, complete the attached registration form and return it by mail, fax or drop it off at the Hiram Police Department. The teenager and at least 1 parent or guardian must be present during the entire 2-hour course. Each class will be limited to 15 people. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Classes will be scheduled 1 evening every month; these dates will be listed on the City of Hiram Police Department website. For more information concerning the Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is a full partner in this program.

    Is your teenager’s life worth 2 hours of your time? Register today!

    For more information on the P.R.I.D.E driver safety course contact: 
    Ofc. Stephen Jonston
    Email

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