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GA Launches NEW License Card Design

The cards, available at DDS’ 67 customer service centers, have a modern design and feel with the most secure credentials the state of Georgia has ever issued, DDS officials said in a statement. All previously issued Georgia licenses and ID cards will remain valid until their expiration date. At that time, customers will be issued a newly designed card whether visiting in-person or via the DDS 2 GO mobile app.

The new cards are made of premium polycarbonate to reduce document forgery and protect against identity fraud, state officials said. Perhaps the most dramatic change is the adoption of the new industry best practice of using black and white customer photos on the licenses and IDs. Images are laser engraved, virtually tamper-resistant and increase the overall security of the license, officials said.

The symbolic Georgia peach and outline of the state are also integrated into the design of the card. Under 21 cards remain vertically oriented. The Real ID Homeland Security Star continues to be at the top right corner when applicable.

A-1 Driving School is proud to be certified to administer road tests so students can get their licenses with A-1 and avoid the lines and hassle at the Department of Driver Services.

There are some basic requirements to be able to take the road test with A-1 and they are:

If you are interested in taking your road test with A-1 or would like to schedule your road test and please call (770)962-9555!

You can also enroll and pay for your road test online at www.a1drivingschools.com!

South GA Gets First In-House DUI Testing Capabilities

The Valdosta Police Department said its new DUI testing capabilities will save innocent people’s time, law enforcement’s energy and the taxpayers’ money.

This is the only local DUI accredited laboratory in the state of Georgia.

“We’re extremely excited. This has been a goal of the crime laboratory since 2010,” said Crime Lab Director Becky Parker-Hall.

After 18-months of training, Hall said they can now perform blood-alcohol testing in-house. Something Valdosta Police Chief Leslie Manahan said they are excited to have as a resource in South Georgia.

“Prosecution is fast and this is going to speed it up. In the past, we’ve had to wait months for the GBI to get results. With our lab being able to handle this, we’re going to have results in a couple of weeks,” said Manahan.

They’re also hoping to help those who are just waiting in jail and costing the taxpayers money.

DUI Laws | What You Need to Know

DUI laws vary from state to state, but driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08% or greater is illegal in all 50 states. The laws make it illegal for drivers of all ages to operate motor vehicles if they have BAC percentages of:

  • 0.08% or higher, if they’re 21 years old or older operating regular passenger vehicles.
  • 0.04% or higher, if they’re operating commercial vehicles.
  • 0.02% or higher, if they’re younger than 21 years old.

Georgia State law also requires clinical evaluation and the attendance of a DUI / Risk Reduction Program that’s certified/licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services before your driver’s license can be reinstated if you have been charged with any of the following:

  1. DUI
  2. Drug Possession
  3. Other drug offenses
  4. Under-age possession of drugs or alcohol

Before getting behind the wheel after having a few, consider the many reasons why you should not.

For more information about DUI School visit www.a1drivingschools.com or call (770) 962-9555!