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 For more information, call (404) 955-4695.