What to Know About Digital Driver’s License – A-1 Driving School

What to Know About Digital Driver’s License

Apple announced that the Transportation Security Association (TSA) will accept digital IDs from Georgia’s Department of Drivers Services (DDS) next year.

“We are excited about being on the cutting edge of technology and to have an option for a mobile license in addition to the hard card” DDS communications director Shevondah Leslie said.

DDS says “option” is the keyword. Physical driver’s licenses are not going anywhere. The digital cards will supplement the traditional cards.

“Your license will be encrypted according to Apple,” University of North Georgia professor Bryson Payne said. “But it still leaves your iPhone open to theft. If you don’t use Apple ID to lock it, then anyone who picks up your phone can get your information.”

Apple says a handful of states including Georgia, Arizona, Kentucky, and Iowa are among the first to link Apple wallet to their state IDs.

DDS says they’re considering options for Android users.

Your driver’s license gives you the legal right to drive. In return, you’re expected to obey the relevant traffic laws.

One way that many states keep track of your driving history is to assign points to your license if you get a ticket for a moving violation!

Point System: Points are added to your license upon conviction of certain violations.  The Georgia Point System ranges from 2 to 6 points.

How do I reduce points on my Georgia driver’s license?

  • Up to 7 points can be reduced once every 5 years.  In accordance with rule O.C.G.A §40-5-86
  • To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course.  Once you complete the Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course: Bring the original certificate of completion to a DDS Customer Service Center or you can request a Points reduction by Mail.  Mail the original certificate of completion to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013.
  • A-1 is proud to say that we offer certified defensive driving classes visit a1drivingshcools.com for more information!

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