Georgia driver’s license test: Why it’s better to take it at Drive Smart Georgia
Taking the Georgia driver’s license test at the DDS can cause sweaty palms for teen and adult drivers alike. Not only do you have to wait a long time, but your examiner may be rushed, which could result in even more anxiety.
Did you know that Drive Smart Georgia is an authorized third-party testing center where you can take the Georgia driver’s license test? Yes, it’s true! If you take the 30-hour Drivers Ed class and at least six hours of in-car driving lessons with us, you can also avoid the DDS and take your Georgia driver’s license test at any Drive Smart Georgia location. It’s just that easy!
Disadvantages of taking the Georgia Driver’s license test at the DDS
When you’re ready to take your Georgia driver’s license test, you could head to the DDS. Well, first you must make an appointment (which could be a month away or longer) and then expect to wait once you get there. Read below for more disadvantages of taking the Georgia driver’s license test at the DDS.
You must test in your own vehicle
All vehicles used for the Road Skills Test must be covered by liability insurance (you must show a valid insurance card) and pass a safety inspection. Plus, you won’t be allowed to take the Georgia driver’s license test at all if any of your lights do not work. In addition, you must present your vehicle registration and the tag (license plate) cannot be expired. That’s a lot to think about before taking the test!
The examiner is a complete stranger
Let’s face it. DDS employees are overworked and underpaid. You might happen to catch one having a bad day. Not all test examiners will greet you with a smile and offer encouraging words, like we do.
The test can be delayed if the schedule gets backed up
Your time is valuable, but the DDS doesn’t seem to get that. You might sign up for a 2 pm test time, but could wait one to two additional hours if the DDS examiners get backed up. Be sure to pack your patience and expect delays.
You’re not familiar with the roads around the DDS
It’s hard enough to remember how to parallel park, back up, perform a turnabout, and properly yield the right-of-way. Now, imagine doing all that on roads that you’ve never driven. Do you see your stress level going up?
You might have to wait one month or more to take your Georgia driver’s license test
You’ve taken Driver’s Ed and completed your required 40 hours of driving, so it’s time to take the road test, right? Well, yes and no. You might be 100% ready, but when you go on to the DDS website, the first available testing time could be one month or more away. Who wants to wait that long?
Always expect the unexpected
The DDS can unexpectedly close for a variety of reasons, including weather and operational issues. It could be a total bummer if you’re ready to take your Georgia driver’s license test, but the DDS is closed that day. You’re back to square one.
Advantages of taking the Georgia driver’s license
at Drive Smart Georgia
You can actually avoid the DDS hassles altogether. Drive Smart Georgia is a state-authorized third party examiner. Here are the advantages of taking your Georgia driver’s license test with us.
Your test will start on time
It’s easy to call our office to set up an appointment to take your Georgia driver’s license test. Our examiners make every effort humanly possible to start the test on time. You won’t have to wait in a big room with strangers while your nerves increase with every passing minute.
Pre-test conference addresses any weak areas
You’ll meet with your examiner for 10-15 minutes before you take the Georgia driver’s license test. He or she will discuss your driving strengths and review any weak areas you might have. When it’s time to take the test, you can pay more attention to your weaknesses during the road skills portion of the test.
Take your test on familiar roads
When you take your Georgia driver’s license test at Drive Smart Georgia, you’ll take it on similar roads you traveled when you took your in-car lessons. That means you’ll be relaxed and able to demonstrate your good driving skills to the test examiner.
Quick and easy scheduling
Simply call one of our three locations to set up your test appointment when you’re ready to take the Georgia driver’s license test. Our friendly office staff will work with you to get your desired date and time.
Test with friendly and well-trained examiners
Our Georgia driver’s license test examiners must undergo a thorough process through the DDS to become certified. Plus, you might even take lessons with the same person who will conduct your Georgia driver’s license test!
In and out at the DDS
Once you pass your Georgia driver’s license test at Drive Smart Georgia, you’ll still need to present the required paperwork at the DDS. However, there is a dedicated line and you’re usually in and out in 15 minutes or less. Our staff will also give you a list of required documents that DDS will need to issue you a Georgia driver’s license. Yes, we hold your hand every step of the way!
Pricing options at Drive Smart Georgia
Georgia Driver’s License Road Test Tune-Up: $99
Our one-hour tune-up includes an in-car driving lesson and skills evaluation. Students can practice parallel parking, braking and other key skills before they take the Georgia driver’s license road test. Our Road Test Tune-up boosts confidence and refreshes driving skills that students learned in class and during their in-car driving lessons.
On-Site Georgia Driver’s License Road Test: $75
Take the Georgia driver’s license test at our Drive Smart Georgia locations in Cumming, Johns Creek, or Alpharetta – not at a crowded DDS office. It includes a pre-test conference with one of our friendly examiners.
Best Value: Road Test Tune-up + Georgia Driver’s License Road Test – $149
Save $25 with this package price. The bundle price includes both a 1-hour road test tune-up and the Georgia driver’s license test. Best value!
Notes about taking the Georgia driver’s license test at Drive Smart Georgia
- 30-hour class & at least 6 hours of in-car lessons must BOTH be completed at Drive Smart Georgia prior to scheduling.
- Online Drivers Ed does NOT meet eligibility requirements for the on-site road test.
- The Road Test is free with any Driver’s package priced at $549 or higher.
How to schedule your Georgia driver’s license at Drive Smart Georgia
Schedule your Georgia driver’s license road test today at Drive Smart Georgia by clicking on one of our locations:
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