If you find yourself convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, you can expect to be required to attend a DUI school as part of your consequence. The seminars, officially known as DUI Risk Reduction classes, are taught by private individuals but are regulated by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. DUI Risk Reduction is a state-mandated intervention program for those convicted of not only Driving While Intoxicated (DUI) but also those convicted of Underage Possession of Alcohol While Operating a Motor Vehicle and even Boating While Intoxicated (BUI).
The Georgia Department of Driver Services has authorized the Prime for Life Intervention Component as an acceptable Risk Reduction Component for all state-certified DUI Risk Reduction Programs. The assessment component (NEEDS Assessment) and the intervention component make up Georgia’s Risk Reduction program. To achieve a certificate of completion, students must complete both the assessment and intervention components.
Before beginning the 20-hour Risk Reduction program, participants must complete the assessment component, which consists of 130 questions about their lifestyle, amount of alcohol or drug use, and its impact on their driving. The assessment may take 30-45 minutes to complete. After completing the assessment, the person is then eligible to enroll in the intervention component, which is a 20-hour classroom session.
The intervention portion of the curriculum is based on the Prime for Life motivational prevention program. The goal is to encourage people to stop drinking and using drugs by demonstrating their hazards. It usually includes a lecture, discussion, and counseling in a group setting. Students will receive a certificate of completion on the last day of the 20-hour session. The full completion of this program is required for the participant’s license to be reinstated. Also, DUI Risk Reduction courses must be completed over three days as specified by law; otherwise, the student will be required to repeat this component.
The majority of DUI lessons are not as dull as you may think. We’ve done our best to make all lessons as enjoyable and educational as possible by selecting engaging material, entertaining instructors, and offering a comfortable facility and calm atmosphere for you to learn in. Risk reduction instructors encourage and expect you to participate actively in class. The information given in our risk reduction program demonstrates how impaired driving affects your life and the lives of people you come in contact with. You will go over and emphasize the importance of creating better life decisions and avoiding situations in the future that may lead to a recurring DUI incident.
Different scenarios are presented to students as they are guided toward the correct and responsible choice. Attendance policies are strictly enforced in all risk reduction programs. You must attend on time and complete each session in its entirety. You should expect to be denied admittance into the class if you arrive late to any session. Suppose you are required to attend this course. In that case, it is strongly advised that you thoroughly review the course schedule and prevent any potential scheduling conflicts before enrolling in a particular risk reduction program.