Governor’s Message

Placeholder Georgia Other

My Fellow Georgians,

As Governor, I would like to challenge Georgia motorists to understand the rules of the road and practice safe driving habits. If all drivers and their passengers would fasten seat belts, obey the speed limit, and refrain from driving under the influence and texting while driving, fatalities on Georgia’s roads would be greatly reduced.

I encourage parents to assist teens in becoming safe drivers by helping them study the traffic laws and safety rules included in this manual. This time spent with your child will help them develop a solid foundation of good driving habits.

As you work with the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), you should know that I have challenged the department to issue driver’s licenses and identification cards in an efficient and friendly manner. Because your time is valuable, DDS has adopted process improvements for more efficient customer service delivery. Employees will strive to meet your needs in a more efficient way.

Thank you for helping to make Georgia’s roads and highways a safer place to travel.


Gov. Nathan Deal