All of them got their licenses without taking an official road test. It’s Georgia’s way of handling the backlog of the thousands of road test requests that have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, the state’s Department of Driver Services released just how many teens had their permits upgraded since the road test waiver was announced last month: 19,483 teens.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation estimates that out of the 16,000 road test requests that have been on hold, its new program will allow 10,000 of those requests to be eligible for the waiver.
Georgia and Wisconsin both have requirements teen drivers must meet first.
In Georgia, they must have held their learners permit for 1 year and 1 day with no violations and completed at least 40 hours of supervised driving.
In Wisconsin, teens must have held their learners permit for at least six months with no violations and completed at least 30 hours of driving with their parents.
This is crazy and dangerous, and the parents are going to be the deciding factor in this? Do you know how many parents can’t drive?
Even if you have driven for years and years, you pick up bad habits and these bad habits will be picked up by the kids that the parents are teaching. To compound the problem, in most of these cases the parents are signing off that the kids can drive. Without the proper checks and balances of an official of the state reviewing their driving skills, you have people out there that don’t have the proper skills to drive.
How many kids are going to die because they are not competent enough to drive? These states are reckless and foolish in their decision. when you learn to drive, the first thing they tell you is driving is not a right it is a privilege. It is the first thing they tell you when you take the six-hour refresher class.
These kids should not be on the road until their driving skills are officially reviewed. They will have to deal with the backlog. This pandemic has changed our life for the time being, and with everything from combating this horrible disease, to unemployment, to the frustration of how long this is going to last, we are going exacerbate the situation by putting untested drivers on the road?
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