The answer to this question rests with the definition of the word effective.  If you define effective to mean that Georgia graduated license laws have decreased the risk of accidents for teen drivers in Georgia then yes, the graduated license laws are effective.  However, if you define effective to mean that teenagers are completely safe from the dangers of Georgia car accidents, then the answer is no. Graduated license laws are not effective, nor will they ever be effective.

Ultimately, the responsibility for driving safely and avoiding negligent car crashes rests with each individual teen driver.  Teenage drivers must, for example, refrain from:
  • Drinking and driving
  • Speeding

The law can encourage – and even require – teens to take these steps but the law will only be effective if teen drivers obey it. 

If you, or your child, have been hurt by a teen driver in Georgia, accident lawyers may be able to help you with your recovery.  Contact the experienced Atlanta car crash attorneys of the Dover Law Firm for more information at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.