DDS Commissioner & Board Messages

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Commissioner’s Message

Dear Students,Congratulations on achieving this very important milestone in life. Driving is a privilege, and with this newly earned freedom, comes a huge responsibility. You have the responsibility as a driver and a passenger to practice safe driving habits especially avoiding the deadly distraction of using a cellphone while driving or driving while impaired.

The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) is one of several important measures our State has designed to address the tragic problems caused by the use of alcohol and other drugs on our roads and highways.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and almost a quarter of those crashes involve an underage drinking driver. Please take this information seriously, because it may save your life.

I would also ask that you download our free mobile app, DDS 2 GO, as your first step in becoming a licensed driver. It is a quick and easy way to receive an immediate alert should the status of your license change and to receive law updates. You may also order a replacement, change your address and access many services without visiting in person. It is like having a DDS center in your pocket!

As DDS continues to create ways to serve you better, I ask that you make safe driving your number one priority while in a vehicle.


Spencer R. Moore


Board of Directors’ & Message

Board of Directors

David W. Connell – Chair

Jeff Markey – Vice Chair

Jeff Wigington – Secretary

Jim Cole – Member

Wallace Coopwood – Member

Britt Fleck – Member

Rachel Little – Member

Hubert Parker – Member

Bob Pierce – 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.