Georgia DDS Receives Grant for Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program

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GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) receives new grant

DECEMBER 10, 2020

Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore recently announced the receipt of a grant of $ 51,782.88 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for the continued support of the road safety awareness program. Georgia State Alcohol and Drugs (ADAP). ADAP is a course designed to educate teens about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol and the consequences of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated or distracted.

“I appreciate the continued support of the GOHS grant which allows DDS to help solve problems caused by the use of alcohol and other drugs while driving on our roads and highways. This specific funding will strengthen our efforts to deliver effective education programs to teens across the state about the danger of impaired driving and the negative consequences it can cause, ”commented Commissioner Spencer R. Moore.

By law, teens under the age of 18 are required to complete ADAP to obtain their Class D driver’s license in Georgia. For the last cycle of scholarships (October 2019 – September 2020), 96,143 students followed the program either in their high school, as part of a driver training course, or online via eADAP. DDS also offers a free online ADAP component and 3-year uncertified Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for parents. In addition, 150,155 ADAP student notebooks were sent during the same period.

This grant will be used to fund an operations analyst who provides technical assistance related to ADAP and eADAP services, answers emails and phone calls from clients, maintains close communication with instructors, helps teens obtain certificates of replacement, produces comprehensive reports and trains instructors. teach the ADAP program.

More driving requirements for teenagers as well as the ability to perform transactions such as license / ID renewal or replacement are available from the free mobile app, DDS 2 GO, available on the App Store and on Google Play.

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