The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently partnered with the Shepherd Center, one of the nation's top rehabilitation hospitals, to develop AutoCoach, a driver's education app for parents.
GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Georgia. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.
Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee are teaming up to deter speeding with an "Operation Southern Shield" enforcement period July 17-23. GHSA Vice Chair and Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood discusses the Operation and the issue prompting it.
July 10, 2017
Story by Kim Gusby
AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions.
GHSA Vice Chair Harris Blackwood of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety discusses pedestrian fatality trends and the dangers of distraction for both walkers and drivers.
April 6, 2017
As growing retirement communities become increasingly reliant on golf carts for transportation, the safety of these vehicles has come into question. GHSA Vice Chair Harris Blackwood, Director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, speaks to his state's experiences.
March 4, 2017
Article by Tanya Mohn
The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) was one of five states awarded grants from Ford Driving Skills for Life and GHSA to fund teen safe driving programs in 2016. To put the funds to good use, Georgia GOHS hosted a one-day, hands-on driving skills event for teens and their parents in the form of a "roadeo."
Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 16.
Universal helmet law enacted 1969.
Checkpoints are conducted weekly. Their legality is upheld under state and federal Constitution.
Length of Regular Renewal Cycle
Choice of 5 or 10 years; veterans valid until 65 years old
Provisions for Mature Drivers
60 and over: renewal every 5 years
64 and over: vision test required