As summer kicks into high gear, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is urging parents and guardians to prioritize teen driver safety. With school out and more time for road trips and summer activities, it is crucial to address the heightened risks that come with increased driving during these months. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is often referred to as the "100 Deadliest Days" for teen drivers due to a significant rise in traffic accidents involving young drivers.
As Chair of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) International Board of Directors, DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore is committed to reducing highway fatalities especially with young drivers.
"By providing education, resources, and support, we aim to keep our young drivers safe on the roads this summer," said Commissioner Moore. "We encourage all parents to take an active role in their teen's driving education and to reinforce safe driving habits."

As a reminder, teens with a Class D License (age 16-18) must obey the following driving restrictions until they exchange their Class D License for a Class C License at age 18:

•    Class D License Restrictions 
•    May not drive between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m., no exceptions.
•    During the first six (6) months following issuance, only immediate family members can ride in the vehicle.
•    During the second six (6) months, following issuance, only one (1) passenger under 21 years of age and who is not a member of the driver’s immediate family can ride in the vehicle.
•    After one year from the date of issuance, only three passengers under 21 years of age and who are not members of the driver's immediate family can ride in the vehicle.

Teen driving information including requirements, restrictions and certified driver training schools can be found on the Agency’s website at