Georgia’s Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TAADRA) requires local school systems to certify that a student’s attendance and discipline record permits him or her to have a Georgia driver's license or learner’s permit. The resources provided below include forms, guidance and training for local school systems to reference in determining a student's eligibility for a driver's license or learner's permit and the circumstances for which a student should be reported as non-compliant. With the creation of the A+ Education Reform Act of 2000, the passage of House Bill 1190 in 2004, and the passage of Senate Bill 35 in 2005, the Department of Education (GaDOE) was cited with the responsibility of collecting non-compliance student data from local school systems. The GaDOE has worked with the Department of Driver Services (DDS) to provide an electronic Web application as the means for local school systems to report non-compliant student data. Please review the resources below for additional information.
SB 100 Update
Please note that SB 100, signed into law on April 16, 2015, makes significant changes to the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act by eliminating the requirement for schools to submit noncompliance data for students with excessive unexcused absences and certain discipline infractions. Effective July 1, 2015, schools will simply have to certify that a student is enrolled in and not under expulsion from a public or private school to be eligible for a driver's license or learner's permit. Beginning on July 1, 2015, schools will use the new Certificate of School Enrollment form (located below) to certify that a student is eligible for a driver's license or learner's permit. The Certificate of School Enrollment form will replace the Certificate of Attendance form and the Certificate of Eligibility for Restoration of Driving Privileges form.