GA Department of Driver Services receives new grant

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Funding Dedicated to Teen Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP)

 

 

Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore recently announced the receipt of a grant award of $48,982.57 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for continued support of the State of Georgia Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP).  ADAP is a course designed to increase awareness among teens of the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol and the consequences of operating a motor vehicle while impaired or distracted. 

 

“This renewed support from GOHS allows DDS to continue to educate teens about the risks associated with operating a motor vehicle while impaired,” said Commissioner Moore. “Thank you to GOHS for your partnership that allows us to bring this valuable program to young drivers and their parents and ultimately make our roads safer.”

 

By law, teens under the age of 18 are required to complete ADAP to obtain their Class D Georgia driver’s license.  In Fiscal Year 2017, 151,487 students completed ADAP either at their high school, as part of a driver training course, or online through eADAP. DDS also offers a free online ADAP component with a non-certified

3-year MVR for parents who complete.

 

This grant award will be used to fund one staff member who will provide technical assistance related to ADAP and eADAP services, assist teens with obtaining replacement certificates and respond to customer email inquiries submitted through an “Ask ADAP” feature on the DDS website.  The staff member is also responsible for producing comprehensive reports for ADAP, eADAP and Parent ADAP.

 

For more information on teen driving requirements visit the DDS website at www.dds.ga.gov  or for driving safety information visit the GOHS website at www.georgiahighwaysafety.org.