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05/10/05

Governor Signs Driver's License Bill

Young drivers in Georgia might have to wait another year before getting their driver's licenses. Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill that will eventually require teens to take a driver's education course or wait till they're 17th birthday before being eligible for a license.

The governor says he signed it despite some reservations. He's concerned that if a school doesn't offer a course, teens might have to pay for private driver's ed or just wait.

The new law also tacks on a five percent surcharge to traffic fines to help fund courses.

There's still time to work out some of the governor's concerns. The law won't take effect until 2007.

Reported by: WTOC staff

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