The Marietta Daily Journal reports that charges have been filed against the teen driver who was in a head-on crash with a school bus.
A 16-year-old Marietta High School student is facing charges relating to a head-on crash with a school bus. The crash occurred last Thursday morning on Manning Road in Marietta. The teenage driver, whose name was undisclosed due to his age, was driving an SUV southbound on Manning Road. He lost control of the vehicle, veered over the center line, and hit a school bus head-on.
The school bus driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two students were on the bus and the SUV had another Marietta High School student as a passenger. The teenaged driver is facing charges of failing to maintain a traffic lane, driving too fast for conditions, and violating a Class D driver’s license. None of the students on the bus were injured.
At 16 years of age, provided they have held an Instructional Permit for at least a year and a day and have had no traffic violations resulting in suspension, a teen may apply for a Georgia Provisional Driver’s License (Class D). They must also satisfy the requirements of Joshua’s Law, pass a vision test, and a road skills test. The driver’s license is restricted, with drivers not being permitted to drive between midnight and 5:00 a.m. During the first six months they hold the license, only immediate family members may be a passenger. After they have had the license for one year, they may then have only 3 passengers under the age of 21 in the vehicle.
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