Georgia teens no longer need to take road tests to get driver’s license

(By Laura Italiano, NY Post, April 30, 2020) – Teenagers in Georgia can now get their driver’s licenses without taking a road test thanks to the coronavirus outbreak — and some parents are a little worried.

The rules were relaxed so that state employees who administer road tests don’t have to share a car with license-seekers amid the virus.

The road-test waiver will also help cut through a backlog of up to 30,000 teenagers who are waiting to upgrade from learner permits to provisional driver licenses, Newsweek reported.

License applicants still have to submit a statement saying they have completed at least 40 hours of supervised training.

But parents say they’re “nervous.”

“I do feel we need to keep social distancing, but I also feel nervous about having drivers on the road [who] haven’t actually passed a road test,” Georgia mom Alicia Wiggins, whose 15-year-old son is learning to drive, told Newsweek.