What is “Joshua’s Law?”

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 30 hour driver’s education course as well as at least 6 hours with a Georgia Department of Driver Services certified driving school.

In addition to this requirement, teens must 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.

1 ACT Driving Schools provides more detailed information on Joshua’s Law here.

1 ACT Driving Schools offers packages to help your teen fulfill the 30/6 Joshua’s Law requirement. Information on our packages and pricing can be found here.

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.

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