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NCSO hosting free drivers ed. course
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On Thursday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) at Alcovy High School in Covington from 6-8 p.m. P.R.I.D.E. is a free two hour course that educates parents and their teen drivers about TADRA (Teenage & Adult Driver Responsibility Act), Joshua’s Law, and Driver’s Education in Georgia. The Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. classes will complement driver education programs by: 

- helping parents and guardians become more aware of their own driving behaviors, 

- teaching parents and guardians how to help their teens become safe drivers, 

- helping parents, guardians and teens learn what they need to do during the supervised practice driving time, 

- altering attitudes and driving behaviors of novice teen drivers. 

This course is recommended for teens age 14 and older. To attend this course, the registered teen is not required to have a learner’s permit or driver’s license. However, a teen and at least one parent or guardian must register and attend this parent/teen course. 

Call the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at (678) 625-1431 or email to request a registration form. Or, stop by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 15151 Alcovy Road, N.E., Covington, GA 30014 and pick up a registration form.