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Board of Directors’ Message & Core Values

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Board of Directors

David W. Connell – Chair

Jeff Markey Vice – Chair

Jeff Wigington – Secretary

Britt Fleck – Member

Hubert Parker – Member

Rachel Little – Member

Jim Cole – Member

Bob Pierce – Member

Wallace Coopwood – Member

The Department of Driver Services (DDS) Board of Directors would like to remind teens that driving in Georgia is a privilege that carries many responsibilities. Please strive to become a safe, sober, and dependable driver to ensure that this privilege will not be lost. This manual has two main purposes:

(1) to inform the young people of this state of the dangers involved in consuming alcohol or drugs in connection with the operation of a motor vehicle; and

(2) to emphasize the importance of highway safety and crash prevention.

Other manuals are available for commercial drivers, noncommercial drivers, motorcycle operators, and teens learning to drive.

Our Mission

To provide secure driver and identity credentials to our
customers with excellence and respect.

Our Core Values:

  • Trusted Service
  • Ethical Actions
  • Accountable to All
  • Motivated to Excellence

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Title VI Policy Statement

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related nondiscrimination authorities. DDS assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, low-income, and Limited English Proficiency (LEP), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. DDS further assures that every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether or not those programs and activities are federally funded. In addition, DDS will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency. Finally, DDS written agreements with any party for federally funded programs or services will include Title VI language as provided in the Title VI Program Assurances.