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Students have drivers licenses confiscated

August 27, 2004

Albany- Already, six Dougherty County students have been reported to the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety to have their licenses revoked.

After ten unexcused absences per semester, students are reported to the D-M-V-S to have their drivers licenses confiscated. Students are barred from getting a drivers license if they have ten unexcused absences in the semester before their sixteenth birthday.

"I think all of this is to promote proper behavior in the schools and to have students focused on academic issues," said Dougherty County Deputy School Superintendent, Carlos Keith.

It has been Georgia law since 1999 to revoke drivers licenses from students with frequent unexcused absences.

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