STOP (Teen Driver Intervention)
11445 Johns Creek Pky, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or online
*Municipal Court will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.*
STOP (Solicitor. Teen. Officer. Parent.) is a teen safe driving program designed by the Police Department and Municipal Court to reduce the number of teen traffic accidents and repeat teen violators in Johns Creek (see brochure).
The program has both Mandatory (Driver Intervention) and Voluntary Modules. Teen violators (17-20 years old) may be ordered by the City Solicitor or Municipal Judge to participate in the Mandatory Module.
Mandatory (Driver Intervention) Module
The City Solicitor or Municipal Judge orders a violator to attend a STOP class. (They may also order the violator to complete other items, such as community service and defensive driving courses, as part of their sentence or Solicitor's Pre-Trial Intervention.)
The STOP class lasts approximately two hours and is only offered once a month in the Johns Creek Municipal Courtroom, 11445 Johns Creek Parkway (map). It consists of input from a Johns Creek judge, police officer and solicitor.
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with their teens to learn more about the importance of practice driving and driving privilege limits, and the serious problem of distracted driving.
Pre-registration is required using the online STOP Class Registration form, which lists the upcoming available class dates.
If you have not been sentenced to appear on a traffic violation, but are interested in attending a STOP class, please call Court Services for details.
The Hard Truth *
- Traffic crashes are the #1 cause of death among young U.S. adults (21 years old and under).
- Teens make up about 7% of total drivers, yet cause 18% of total fatalities.
- A teen's risk of being in a car crash is at a lifetime high in their first 12-24 months of driving.
- Main factors for teen accidents: lack of experience and distractions (cell phones, friends, etc).
- Teens driving at night with passengers are 4-5 more times likely to have an accident than when driving alone during the day.
- Drivers younger than 25 have the highest violation rate in: speeding; driving while intoxicated; ignoring traffic control devices; improper passing; not yielding right-of-way; illegal turning.