Deputy Commissioner’s Message

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Dear Teens,

At this time in life, most of you see the ability to drive as an important goal or achievement. Impaired driving and distracted driving are two major contributing, but preventable, factors in many traffic crashes. It is our goal to emphasize the importance of crash prevention and encourage you to become a safe driver.

DDS has prepared Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) Student Manual to provide the tools you will need to be a safe driver. Georgia requires all teens under the age of 18 to complete the ADAP course in order to obtain a Class D license. I trust that you have read the manual carefully, taken the distraction-free driving pledge, and signed the Parent/Teen Driving Agreement.

If you have specific questions about information included in the ADAP Student Manual, please visit the DDS website at www.dds.georgia.gov, or visit and submit your questions via the “Ask Teen Driver” email.

Best wishes & safe driving!


Ricky H. Rich

Deputy Commissioner