C.A.R.E. = Combined Accident Reduction Efforts
Complete online form below and someone will contact you shortly. The application must be completed by parent/guardian.
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NOTE: Teen Driver must be 15 – 18 years of age and still attending High School.
If you can't fill out form online above, you can download a PDF file of the application with complete details. The application may be returned by mail or fax to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Training Division. Return only the C.A.R.E. application. When faxing the application do not include a cover sheet. Fax # (770) 920-3912. Please remember to print clearly.
You will be notified when your space for the Parent Training Class is scheduled. If an email address is provided, you will be notified of class dates by email.
Our program is a free teenage defensive driving program, free to residents of Douglas County, as well as surrounding counties. The CARE program is taught by certified Deputies from the sheriff's office, and consists of classroom instruction, as well as 4 hours of actual driving instruction. Students will have 2 hours in our driving simulator and 2 hours in our precision cone course, skid car and learning to parallel park. Our program does not satisfy Joshua's Law however the instruction they receive will be more valuable to them in real life situations they might find while driving. Our program is free to Douglas County residents as well as surrounding county residents.
Beginning the program is easy! Parents call the Sheriff's Office and request an application for a 4-hour block of instruction on Teenage Driver Training, The training is conducted over a two-night period at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Training Facility by the DCSO Training Staff. Parents attending will receive a handbook and instruction on proper safe driving techniques, parent/teenager contract, vehicle inspection checklist and a driving log. PARENTS MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. There are 5 phases in the student program.
Classes are scheduled on a monthly basis around the Douglas County School System's Holiday schedule. A completion date cannot be guaranteed.
For information on the state requirements for new drivers go to the Department of Driver Services web site at www.dds.ga.gov or call (678) 413-8500.