Senate Bill 226, also known as “Joshua’s Law,” was passed during the 2005 General Assembly. Beginning January 1, 2007, all 16 year-olds applying for a Class D driver’s license must complete an approved driver’s education course and complete a total of 40 hours of supervised driving, six of which must be at night, with a parent or guardian’s sworn verification that these requirements have been met. Any Georgia resident who has not completed an approved driver’s education course must be at least 17 years-old to be eligible for a Class D driver’s license. He or she must have completed a total of at least 40 hours of supervised driving, including at least six hours at night. The same verification in writing by a parent or guardian is required.
If your child has just moved to the state of Georgia, know that every 16 year-old attempting to get his or her driver’s license must have taken an approved Driver’s Education Course to be issued a license in Georgia. If you have taken a course out of state, please contact DDS here.a
My lawyer told me I need to complete a clinical evaluation. What is that referring to, and do you offer this?
Georgia law requires anyone that has been charged with a DUI to complete a Drug and Alcohol evaluation with a state-approved counselor. Each evaluation will last up to one hour.
We offer clinical evaluations on-site through Choice Counseling Centers. These can either be scheduled or completed over your lunch break during class if you request an evaluation in advance.
A message from Choice Counseling Centers:
“We pride ourselves in bringing you the best team of professionals by offering Counseling and clinical Evaluation. All of our counselors are licensed by the State of Georgia and have extensive experience working with a broad range of issues.
Choice Counseling Centers are certified to offer State/DHR approved Drug and Alcohol Evaluations for both first-time DUI offenders and Multiple Offenders. Choice Counseling Centers are also approved to facilitate ASAM Level 1 Treatment Classes in several locations. Anyone with DUI in the state of Georgia must take a Clinical Evaluation. State minimum for a first-time DUI Clinical Evaluation at $110. Lowest allowed by law.
Clinical Evaluation is a one on one session between the DHR approved substance abuse professional and you. If you are charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Possession, or BUI, you may be required to complete an evaluation by court, probation, or your attorney. This confidential meeting could take up to an hour in the Choice Counseling facilities, with accommodations 7 days a week.”
Choice Counseling is a team of diversely educated professionals committee to fostering personal growth and change in the lives of individuals.
Rebecca Payne: ICADC, CHT
Dr. Sia Parr: D.C., CIT
If you have registered for a class and are unable to attend, contact 1 ACT Driving Schools at least two (2) business days prior to the date of your original class or lesson and request a transfer to another scheduled class. Transfer requests cannot be honored after the class has occurred or after the date of the class. Please email email@example.com or call 404-641-2211 to make changes to your schedule.
If you have paid for your risk reduction course online but have not signed a contract or taken your NEEDS assessment and change your mind about attending the class with us, we will refund you the full amount. Of course, this will be after we try to convince you to stay!
If you have scheduled a class and cannot attend due to personal reasons, REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED.
If we cancel a class on you, you are entitled to a refund if you would like to attend class at another school.
If you must take a risk reduction course and have taken your NEEDS assessment with us, paid in full, but wish to transfer to another school, as per DDS regulations, we are ONLY required to issue refunds if you are transferring to another school due to a course cancellation, program closure, or documented emergency, or because you have moved over 30 miles away from the location in which you have registered. We will refund you the course fee $255, and transfer your NEEDS assessment upon DDS approval.
Driving lessons are nonrefundable. If you schedule a lesson with us, that time slot is given to you and cannot be given to anyone else. We will have a car and an instructor reserved for you during your scheduled time slot. Lessons are transferrable, so if you need to switch dates, you can with proof of a documented emergency. Otherwise, lessons will be nonrefundable.
We are currently located in two areas: Sandy Springs and Lawrenceville. Our Sandy Springs location is at 325 Hammond Dr NE, Suite 103 Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Our Lawrenceville location is at 377 W. Pike St. Suite A1 Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
1 ACT Driving Schools (formerly known as 1 ACT DUI & Defensive Driving School) charges $355 for the DUI/risk reduction course and $95 for the defensive driving/driver improvement course.
These fees are set and mandated by the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).
If you are taking the defensive driving/driver improvement course for insurance premium reduction ONLY, we only charge $47. However, the certificate you will receive will not be applicable to point reduction, court requirements, or license reinstatement. The Georgia Department of Driver Services allows us to set the price for the defensive driving class taken to ONLY reduce insurance premiums. Other schools will still charge $95, but we refuse to do that!
Our behind the wheel driving lessons have a flat rate of $44.50/hour. This is the lowest flat hourly rate in the state of Georgia! We encourage you to look around at other schools so that you can see that we are being serious about offering you the lowest price for the highest quality service.
We are very proud to be known throughout Metro Atlanta area for the most professional and friendliest service offered by any traffic school to our clients. We have over 350 reviews on Google, all of them being 5 stars! We earned each and every one by offering VIP level service to all clients, provided in an pristine facility. Our goal is to make everyone who walks through our doors feel welcome and at home, regardless of their reason for coming to our class.
We offer exceptional service. We’re available by phone 7 days a week, from 8am-9pm and text 24/7.
When you call or text, you will receive detailed and accurate information regarding class details and information.
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Am I able to get an insurance reduction when my child completes a state approved Driver's Education course?
Only a certificate of completion from a school licensed by the state of Georgia providing proof of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours behind the wheel instruction would make your teenager eligible for a reduction in their insurance premium.
1 ACT Driving Schools (formerly known as 1 ACT DUI & Defensive Driving School) will provide you with accurate information if you call or text us at 404-641-2211 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if you want more information, the Georgia Department of Driver Services website has information and FAQ pages for each service we offer. The links are provided below.
Information From Department of Driver services:
DDS Regulated 20 Hour DUI/Risk Reduction Class:
DDS Regulated 6 Hour Defensive Driving/Drivers Improvement Class: http://dds.georgia.gov/driver-improvement-program
DDS Regulated Driver Training Program (Prices are not regulated by Department of Driver Services):