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More help for future teen drivers

July 12, 2007

Some Georgia libraries and high schools are getting state money to beef up or start driver education programs.

The Georgia Driver Education Commission is giving $270,000  to 30 library systems, Including Lee and Thomas Counties.

The money will help high school students prepare for driving tests using online practice sessions.

More than a million dollars is also headed to 17 Georgia school systems to enhance Driver's Ed programs.

Thomasville City and Tift County Schools are on that list. State law now requires teens to get 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours behind the wheel training to get a license at age 16.