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In certain situation, the Department of Drivers Services may place a restriction onto your Georgia drivers license, a restriction that limits your driving privileges to operating a certain type of vehicles or to driving only when certain conditions are met. A good example is a “daylight driving only” restriction that applies to people who do not meet minimum vision requirements. A separate class of restrictions are the Georgia class D drivers license restrictions, also known as provisional license restrictions, which are part of the state's graduated license program. You can find most of the Georgia drivers license restriction codes in the drivers handbook. In case you do not find a specific code, please call the DDS and they will decipher the code for you.
In most situations, drivers license endorsements are used for granting you additional driving privileges without having you to apply for a different type of drivers license. Most of the Georgia driver's license endorsements apply to commercial drivers licenses and thus won't be useful to those who currently hold a regular class C license. However, there are exceptions to this trend, such as a motorcycle endorsement. A motorcycle endorsement can be added to any regular drivers license.
Applying for a Georgia learners permit is an intermediate step for those who are trying to achieve the state's drivers license and have never been licensed before. Those who previously held a drivers license do not need to apply for a Georgia drivers permit. A minimum age for applying for a Georgia DDS driver's permit is 15, however you can start learning the state driving rules well before that time. If your application for a Georgia learner permit is successful and you receive your driving permit, keep in mind that this is not a full license yet and you must observe all Georgia permit restrictions whenever you are driving.
Applying for a Georgia drivers license is an easy and simple process and you should not have much trouble with it even if you have never been licensed before. First-time license applicants will have to start by applying for a drivers permit, while those who already have some driving experience may be able apply for a Georgia driver license right away. Those who would like to submit an application for a Georgia driver's license before reaching the age of 18 years will need to meet all graduated license requirements.