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Teens, parents attend driver safety course

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Reducing crashes was the focus of a program held Monday night at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. The Traffic Enforcement Unit hosted the course called Georgia Teens Ride with PRIDE, which stands for Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error. The two hour course is sponsored by the University of Georgia and is designed to help parents and their new or soon to be drivers learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law.

"It is one more thing we can do to save the young people and keep them from getting killed on the highway. You know every year we have lost high school student to driving or the lack of driving skills and this is something else we try to offer that gets their attention and makes them understand we really care what is going on," said Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

Folks interested in attending the course can call the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit at 912.754.3449.

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