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Everything You Need To Know About The Georgia Driving Test
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You’ve gotten your permit and have been driving with a licensed adult in the vehicle for a year now. Your confidence has skyrocketed, and you are finally ready to get your provisional or unrestricted license. Keep reading to learn the basic requirements and what you need to know to go from permit holder to full-fledged license holder!
Requirements For Obtaining Your Drivers License
Before you can acquire your license, there are a few requirements you must complete. If you are under 18 years of age, you need to follow a graduated drivers license program to acquire your license. The first stage is your instructional permit; the second is a provisional/intermediate license and lastly is the full driver’s license! The requirements for the provisional/intermediate license are as follows.
- Have held your Georgia instructional permit for at least one year.
- Meet the minimum age requirement of 16 years of age. You will need to be 17 if you have not completed an approved Driver’s Ed course.
- Completed at least 40 hours of supervised driving with your instructional permit. Six of these hours must be driven at night.
- Completed an Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program.
- Present necessary documentation including application, proof of identity, Social Security number, proof of residency, Certificate of Attendance and confirmation of your supervised driving. A parent, guardian or Driver’s Ed Instructor must be present.
- Pay a fee of $10.
If you are moving up from your provisional/intermediate license to a full unrestricted license the requirements are:
- Being at least 18 years of age.
- You have not received any major traffic violations in the last year.
- Present necessary documentation including proof of identity, Social Security number, and proof of your Georgia residency.
- Pay a fee of $32.
- Note: Individuals who are 18 years of age do not need to acquire a permit or complete the licensing program. All you need to do is pass a vision exam, the written permit test, and the driving skill test.
The Road Skills Test
To schedule your Road Skills Test, you can use the online appointment system provided by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. For the test, you will need to provide a vehicle that is covered by liability insurance and passes a safety inspection. Your vehicle registration and license plate must be up to date.
On the test you will be in the car with an instructor who will direct you to do all or some of the following:
- Parallel Parking
- Stopping for Signs or Traffic Signals
- Clutch Use
- Approaching Corners
- Yielding Right-of-Way
Once you complete the test, your examiner will provide you with your results. A score of 75% is needed to pass. We recommend getting in a lot of practice driving before you tackle the test and be sure to review the DDS Driver Manual to ensure you are an expert on all the information provided. You can quiz yourself with one of the many practice tests available before putting your knowledge to the test behind the wheel. For more information about the requirements and preparation for the Georgia Road Test contact us today!