Catherine. Age: 30.
Before you may legally operate a motor vehicle on Georgia's public highways, you must have a valid driver's license. A driver's license carries with it great responsibility. More Americans die as a result of motor vehicle accidents than any other cause. Thousands more are permanently disabled.
Kyleigh. Age: 26.
Teens get new freedom under Georgia’s distracted driving law
Did you know that there are NEW requirements for new teen drivers starting January 1, ? Called Joshua's Law, it states that if you are 16 years old, you must complete a driver education course approved by the Department of Driver Services in order to receive a Class D License. Those individuals who do not complete an approved driver education course must wait until age 17 to become licensed. This site contains resources related to Georgia government and services, employment opportunities, Georgia laws and legal assistance, Georgia business and more.
Kylie. Age: 20.
Understanding Driving Age Requirements in Georgia
Once your registration form is received, your free educational kit will be sent to school. Georgia schools have the opportunity to compete for the TDS All-Stars Awards the premiere incentive that offers eligibility of funding and cash prizes for the top schools. Visit www. We have 17 returning members and have added 23 new students so far this year!
But for the youngest drivers, the law amounts to a new-found freedom — one that carries risks. Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers — in part because they are inexperienced drivers. But the National Safety Council says phones and other distractions also play a role. Experts say distracted driving contributed to rising traffic fatalities across the nation.