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Suwanee event promotes safe driving

SUWANEE -- To help teens better grasp safe driving techniques, the city of Suwanee will host a Georgia Teens Ride with PRIDE (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driving Error) on Dec. 5.

The event, held in cooperation with the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, will go from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Suwanee Crossroads Center at 323 Buford Highway.

City spokeswoman Lynne DeWilde said the program is designed to help parents model safe driving behaviors and attitudes, allowing new teen drivers to become more confident and secure behind the wheel.

"The PRIDE program makes parents and guardians more aware of their own driving behaviors, assists parents in helping their teens to become safe drivers and offers strategies for required supervised practice driving time," DeWilde said.

The program is not a how-to, hands-on program and a parent must accompany each teen.

Advanced registration is required due to limited class space. To download an application, go to www.suwanee.com and click on the Hot Links section or call Sgt. Elias Casanas at 770-945-8995 or e-mail him at elias@suwanee.com

Registration deadline is Wednesday.