By Erin Gerstenzang

Erin-76Mandatory Suspensions for Drivers Under 21 Years of Age
O.C.G.A. §40-5-57.1
The offenses covered in this section have a different effect when committed by those defendants who are under 21 years of age at the time of conviction. These offenses are:

  • Hit and run or Leaving the scene of an accident, O.C.G.A. §40-6-270
  • Racing on highways or streets, O.C.G.A. §40-6-186 „
  • Using a motor vehicle in fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, O.C.G.A. §40-6-395
  • Reckless driving, O.C.G.A. §40-6-390

Any offense for which four or more points are assessable under O.C.G.A. §40-5-57(c), which includes:

  • Improper passing on a hill or a curve, O.C.G.A. §40-6-45(a)(1)
  • Unlawful passing of a school bus, O.C.G.A. §40-6-163
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 24 mph or more, O.C.G.A. §40-6-181
  • Aggressive driving, O.C.G.A. §40-6-397
  • Purchasing an alcoholic beverage, O.C.G.A. §3-3-23 (a) (2)
  • Misrepresenting age for purpose of illegally obtaining any alcoholic beverage, O.C.G.A. §3-3-23 (a) (3)
  • Misrepresenting identity or using false identification for purpose of purchasing or obtaining any alcoholic beverage, O.C.G.A. §3-3-23 (a) (5)
  • Driving Under the Influence, O.C.G.A. §40-6-391
  • Accumulation of 4 or more points in any 12 month period by a person under the age of 18
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages while operating a motor vehicle, O.C.G.A. § 3-3-23(a)(2)

Note: Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 40-5-57.1(d), a suspension shall be imposed based on the person’s age on the date of the conviction giving rise to the suspension.DAEMON_1405317_9664-3b

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