Once you meet certain requirements, you can apply for a provisional driver’s license (Class D) at age 16. A provisional driver’s license is required for teen drivers. It is the second step in the graduated license program for young drivers ages 15 to 18.
There will be restrictions on your license until you turn 18.
Provisional licenses are not required for adults over the age of 18 who are applying for a driver’s license.
To qualify for a provisional driver’s license, you must:
Be at least 16 years old
Have held a learner’s permit (instructional permit) for at least 1 year and 1 day
Have had no major traffic violations that resulted in the suspension of your learner’s permit
Have completed at least 40 hours of supervised driving experience, including at least 6 hours of driving at night
Complete the legally required Alcohol and Drug Awareness Awareness Program (ADAP/eADAP)
Restrictions of a Provisional (Class D) Georgia Driver’s License
No Class D License holder can drive between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 6 a.m. No exceptions.
During the first six months after the license is issued, the driver cannot drive a motor vehicle on public roads, streets, or highways in the state of Georgia while there is any passenger in the vehicle. This rule does not pertain to members of the driver’s immediate family.
During the second six-month period after the license is issued, the driver cannot drive a motor vehicle on public roads, streets, or highways in Georgia with more than one other passenger in the vehicle who is under the age of 21. Again, this does not pertain to members of the driver’s immediate family.
After the second six-month period, drivers with a Class D driver’s license cannot drive a motor vehicle on public roads, streets, or highways with more than three passengers who are under the age of 21. Again, this limitation doesn’t apply to members of the driver’s immediate family.