Georgia Ditches Road Testing New Drivers Due to Pandemic
In what could be one of the weirdest executive orders created, the state of Georgia is no longer requiring one to pass a driving test to get their license due to the Coronavirus.
Normally, one would have to complete a written test and successfully pass a behind the wheel test before being issued a legal drivers license. That is no longer the case in Georgia, thanks to their latest executive order. As reported by Fox 5 in Atlanta, the road test has been temporally suspended.
While the Department of Driver Services practices social distancing during this pandemic, it's impossible for an employee to conduct a road test in the same vehicle with an applicant and still keep their distance.
Here's the kicker, all teen drivers will need to be issued a valid drivers license is their parents permission....they literally just have to sign off the 40 hours needed behind the wheel for them to get a license. While I don't believe that every parent will do this, I am fairly certain that many will.
Where was this when I was getting my license? Growing up in California and learning to drive, specifically around the Los Angeles area, wasn't the greatest. So next time you plan a trip to Georgia, hopefully not anytime soon, you may encounter some not so experienced and smart drivers...