Gov. Brian Kemp waived the requirement for most automobile road tests until the public health state of emergency is lifted. The Department of Driver Services says it was unable to provide road tests while meeting social distancing requirements, so many parents requested the waiver. The department says about 30,000 teens are eligible for the waiver, and nearly 20,000 have taken advantage so far.
Some say the waiver makes sense because of public health concerns. Others say there could be long-term safety consequences to letting teens who don’t pass a driving test out on the road.