Teen Driving Laws & Education

Joshua’s Law
Joshua's Law is a bill that changes the requirements you must meet in order to obtain a Class D driver's license starting on January 1, 2007.
To get a Class D driver's license at 16:

• You must have completed a driver education course approved by the Department of Driver Services and
• You also must have completed a cumulative total of at least 40 hours of other supervised driving experience, including at least 6 hours at night.
 

If you have not completed an approved driver's education course, you cannot get your Class D driver's license until you’re 17.
For more information, please visit the Department of Driver Services web site at www.dds.ga.gov/Joshua/.
 

Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA)
TADRA is a graduated driver's license program for young drivers ages 15 to 18. This act directly addresses the leading killer of young people - traffic crashes. The law significantly changes the way young motorists earn and maintain the privilege of driving by providing a controlled means for new drivers to gain experience, and by reducing high-risk driving situations.
For more information, please visit the Department of Driver Services - Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act web site at www.dds.ga.gov/teens/.
 

What’s Your Driving IQ?
The Department of Driver Services (DDS) has developed a checklist to help you evaluate your driving skills. You can access the checklist by clicking here, then get a friend or parent to ride with you.

 

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