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Georgia's TADRA Law: Important Restrictions for Teen Drivers!

Monday, April 4, 2011

In the second of this two-part series, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi returns to ABC News to help parents understand the important restrictions that the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA) places on teen drivers. Watch our latest video here and click on the links below to download the firm's Parent's Guide to TADRA, and access additional information and statistics from Georgia's Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Note: Change in the new curfew law effective July 1, 2014


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Georgia Car Injury Attorney Montlick & Associates Reviews TADRA's Restrictions for Teen Drivers

The restrictions imposed on young drivers, ages 15 to 18, under the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA) are specifically designed to reduce high-risk driving situations, and help prevent catastrophic injuries and fatalities in car crashes involving young, inexperienced drivers. The law was enacted in Georgia in July of 1997 and since then, there is clear proof that TADRA works. In one example, speed-related crashes decreased by 44.5% in the first 18 months alone. Helping teens understand and comply with the many restrictions and requirements placed on them by TADRA, is essential to the law's continued success. The Georgia Car Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates invite parents to learn more by watching the video posted above, reviewing the firm's recent blog, Reducing the Risk Posed by Teen Drivers in Georgia, and also by downloading the firm's latest safety guide: Parent's Guide to TADRA.

TADRA's restrictions for teen drivers vary according to the class of license held, as summarized in the chart below:

Summary of TADRA's Restrictions and Requirements by Class of License

Class of License

Driver Restrictions & Requirements

Applies To:

Class CP
(Instructional Permit)

Must be accompanied by a Class C licensed driver 21 years or older who sits in the front seat and is capable of exercising control of the vehicle at any time.

All Class CP license holders at all times

Class D
(Intermediate License)

Curfew:
NO driving from midnight to 5am.

All Class D license holders at all times

Passenger restriction:
NO driving on public roads, streets or highways when any other passenger in the vehicle is not a member of the driver's immediate family.

Initial six-month period immediately following the issuance of a Class D license

Passenger restriction:
NO driving on public roads, streets or highways when more than one other passenger in the vehicle (who is not a member of the driver's immediate family) is less than 21 years of age

The second six-month period immediately following issuance of a Class D license

Passenger restriction:
NO driving on the public roads, streets or highways when more than three other passengers in the vehicle (who are not members of the driver's immediate family) are less than 21 years of age.

After the second six-month period of issuance of Class D license

Class C (Full License)

Must be 18 years or older and have had no major traffic convictions in the previous 12 months.

 

The above chart is just a brief summary of TADRA restrictions. For more information, please visit the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

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