Road Test Service
To obtain a driver's license in the state of Georgia, an applicant must pass both a written test (for a learner's license) and a road skills test to obtain a driver's license. The Department of Driver Services' (DDS) road test usually consists of maneuvers such as parallel parking, weaving through traffic cones, reversing the car in a straight line, making left and right hand turns, giving proper signals, and actual driving on the streets and highways with a state examiner sitting in the passenger seat of the car.
Taggart's Driving School offers two road test services. First, as an authorized DDS third-party examiner, Taggart's can provide the road test service at our main Tucker location to students (both teenagers and adults) who have taken and successfully completed a minimum Taggart’s 30-hour classroom and six-hour in-car Driver Education Program. One benefit is that the Taggart's instructor/examiner spends about 15 minutes with the student and the parent prior to the actual road test, going over what to expect and answering questions in a relaxed environment. Additionally, the road test is conducted in a Taggart’s DDS-approved training vehicle equipped with our exclusive 2 steering wheels, brakes and gas pedals system. After the test, the Taggart’s examiner discusses the student’s performance and provides valuable feedback.
As a final step, the student must take their Road Test Completion Certificate, provided by Taggart's to any Georgia DDS location to have their actual driver license issued. In most cases, the applicant will be assigned the shorter, renewal line at D.D.S. Please be sure to bring all required documents to DDS. A complete and current list can be obtained from www.dds.ga.gov. The above service is $85, or $70 if paid upfront as part of any Driver’s Education special package. The Taggart's Road Test process takes approximately one hour. By D.S.S. regulation, the Taggart's road test service must be completed within two years of the student starting the Driver’s Education Program.
As a second option, Taggart's Driving School provides a "road test service" in which the instructor will pick up the student at home, work or another convenient location, provide transportation to and from the DDS testing area, provide use of the training vehicle for the test, then return the student to the pick up location. If a person who has not taken any recent lessons with Taggart's Driving School requests the "road test service" we require a minimum of a two-hour in-car driving/evaluation lesson completed at least a day before the scheduled date for the road test. This allows an instructor to determine if the applicant has learned the skills necessary to pass the state road test, can safely operate our training vehicle with only the state examiner in the car, and to give the applicant instruction helpful to passing the road test. If the student is not ready to pass the state road test, then the student can cancel both the DDS and Taggart's "road test service" appointments at no charge with a 24 hour notice. The fee for the "road test service" is $175. Please allow approximatly 3 hours from start to finish. The student/applicant is responsible for payment of the D.D.S. fee charged for the issuance of the driver's license.