Originally created 12/31/01

Teen driver query



In The Chronicle's Dec. 1 Metro section, there was an article about new rules for teen drivers. Nowhere does it say the six-month restriction for teens driving (16 years old) and having other (no more than three) teens in the car who are under 21 years of age applies to teens who received a license before Jan. 1, 2002.

For example, my son got his license Nov. 1 this year. Does the six-month restriction apply to him or is it just for teens who receive their licenses after Jan. 1? I do understand the curfew and driving record apply to him.

My only question is: Does the six-month restriction for under-the-age-of-21 passengers in the car apply to him? I have been trying to call the drivers' license office for seven days and no one answers the phone.

Sharon Williams, Augusta

(Editor's note: According to the Georgia Attorney General's Office the legislation allows for no exceptions to newly enacted restrictions on drivers under 18. Drivers 18 and over are not subject to teen-age restrictions.),