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Driver's License Law

Driver’s License Law

In accordance with Tennessee Law, the Department of Safety will deny a license or permit to any person under the age of 18 who does not present a diploma or certificate of graduation, or documentation that the person is enrolled in school, a GED program, excused because of circumstances beyond his control, or is meeting educational requirements of the Bedford County Board of Education.

Students applying for a driver’s license or permit must be issued an Enrollment Certificate from the school office. A day of advance notice is required.

The school is required to notify the Department of Safety when a student withdraws from school or has more than 10 consecutive or 15 total unexcused absences during a semester.

Students must maintain state attendance requirements in the preceding semester to obtain and maintain a driver’s license. Students whose licenses are revoked must meet state attendance and academic requirements at the end of the next semester to have their license reinstated. TCA 49-6-3017.