The Brookhaven Police Department, in conjunction with The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, is offering a  driving safety class for teenagers.

The free class is for Brookhaven and DeKalb residents, and will take place July 23 at 6 p.m. at 2665 Buford Highway, Brookhaven. It targets parents, guardians and teenage drivers who are just beginning to drive or are preparting for a learner’s permit.

According to a press release from the police department, this is not a hands-on, mechanical “how-to” course, but a class that addresses driving attitude and behavior of teenagers ages 14-16. 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 to obtain a license.
  •  Alter attitudes and driving behaviors of novice teenage drivers.

To register, complete the form at this link and return it by email to Officer William Ashley Gilham at william.gilham@brookhavenga.gov. For more information, call (404) 955-4695.

Ann Marie Quill

Ann Marie Quill is Associate Editor at Reporter Newspapers.