Free Driver’s Ed Class Offered for Georgia Teens and Parents

Teen drivers in Georgia will have a chance to supplement their driver’s ed with the  free Teens Ride with PRIDE (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) program, aimed at teaching good driving habits.

Why tack on another driving class (especially if you’re already enrolled in drivers ed)? Many insurance companies will give your parents a discount if you participate in such a program.  And if you’re rallying to get a hold of your parents keys, this could be a great bargaining chip in the battle.

The extra-credit class will be offered beginning Sat, Jan 9th at locations throughout the state of Georgia. Participating teens and at least one parent or guardian must be present during the entire two-hour course. Check the full schedule and find a class near you.

Georgia driver licensing laws changed in 2007. The current law states:

  • All 16-year-olds applying for a Class D driver’s license must complete an approved driver education course and complete 40 hours of supervised driving (including six hours of nighttime driving).
  • New Drivers 17 and older can opt out of the driver’s ed course and still remain eligible for a Class D driver’s license. They must have completed at least 40 hours of supervised driving, including at least six hours at night.
  • Parents or guardians must provide sworn verification in writing that driving requirements have been met in either case.


1 Comment

  1. “Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error” i never here this before, but nice idea to educate parents & teens, ya off course it’s a good sign that insurance companies also encouraging with giving some sort of insurance reduction which in terns make our land safe for driving

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