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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Chapter 375-3-1

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375-3-1-.10 Driving Ability Demonstration

(1)   An applicant for a Class C license shall be tested on their ability to perform basic driving patterns to show their ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle and to drive safely with traffic.

(2)   An applicant for a Class C license shall be immediately disqualified on his driving ability test for the following:

(a)    Accident, however slight, including contact with another motor vehicle, except slight bumper to bumper; contact with pedestrian; or contact with other property, including running off road into shrubbery or lawns, unless in the opinion of the examiner, the applicant was entirely blameless.

(b)    Any act considered dangerous, including actions which require defensive driving by another to prevent an accident or dodging by a pedestrian, or which requires the observer to aid in controlling the motor vehicle; stalling motor vehicle in a busy intersection; or driving two wheels over curb or onto sidewalk.

(c)    Traffic law violation, including any act for which the applicant could be arrested; or any act which might make the applicant liable for damages in case of an accident.

(d)    Lack of cooperation or refusal to perform, including refusal to try a maneuver; offering bribes or gratuities; arguing about score.

(3)    An applicant for a Class C license shall be disqualified on his driving ability test if he or she does not pass a driving skills test as prescribed by DDS through its Field Operations policy. A passing score is 75 points or more out of a possible 100 on the relevant parts of this subsection. Administering the driving demonstration test necessarily involves the examiner's discretion and circumstances may require modification of both duration and method of the test.

(4)    Motorcycle Class M.

(a)    An applicant for a Class M non-commercial license shall be required to achieve a passing grade on the appropriate parts of Subsection (2) and all other relevant Class M tests. Class M tests will include, but are not limited to, the following: identification of controls on the test vehicle; removal of feet from footpegs when necessary.

(b)    An applicant for a Class M license shall be immediately disqualified under those circumstances specified under Sub-section (1).

(5)    Applicants for licenses for vehicles in Classes A or B (non-commercial) must have a minimum of three (3) months and/or 3,000 miles experience in the vehicles of the class for which licensing is sought, or having successfully completed a commercial driver training course for the class of license sought, prior to the issuance of such a license. Such experience must be gained while applicant is in possession of a valid instructional permit for the appropriate class. No demonstration of driving ability is required. However, the applicant must present an affidavit from his employer establishing the requisite experience and ability to operate the vehicles within the particular Class A or B non-commercial license. Applicants who are self-employed may self-certify.

Authority: O.C.G.A. §§40-5-4, 40-5-23
Filed Date: 4/18/2006
Effective Date: 8/8/2016