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New drivers get behind the wheel



January 15, 2003

Georgia-AP-- Beginning today, all first-time driver's license applicants must take on-the-road driving tests.

Georgia's 53 Department of Motor Vehicle Safety driver testing centers must administer the tests to get a sense of how new drivers handle real-life traffic in an effort to increase roadway safety.

Applicants will have to properly drive through cones and show their skills in a confined area. If successful, they then drive on a predetermined route, where they are evaluated on traffic and safety skills.

The law is designed to reduce traffic collisions and deaths involving teen drivers.

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