Joshua's Law Goes Into Effect in Georgia on July 1, 2021
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - A news article published on 11alive.com reports that Joshua's Law will go into effect in Georgia on July 1, 2021.*
The new law was named after Joshua Brown, a teenager who tragically sustained fatal injuries in a hydroplaning accident. Georgia House Bill 466 passed and will impact tens of thousands of new Georgia teen drivers. Beginning July 1, 2021, Georgia will require driver training for 15-, 16-, and 17-year-old drivers.
Joshua's Law provides additional driver training consisting of 30 hours of online and classroom education plus six hours of additional on-the-road training. Teenagers who wait until they turn seventeen years of age to apply for a Georgia driver's license will not have to fulfill the 30 hours of online or classroom work. Teens who are under the age of 18 will not receive their Class D driver's license until after they complete the driver's training.
The DDS-approved driver training courses are administered by several private driving schools and high schools. A list of certified driver training schools may be found here.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, Joshua's dad founded the bill to assure that Georgia teens receive a quality driver's education to save lives. For details about the new teen driver training requirements, click here.
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