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Commissioner’s Message

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Dear Georgia Drivers:

The Department of Driver Services (DDS) is proud to provide the Georgia Driver’s Manual to prepare new drivers for their first license. Experienced drivers will also find valuable information in the manual such as new laws, rules of the road and DDS policies that may have changed since receiving their first license.

There are more than 8.1 million valid license holders driving on Georgia’s roads. Obeying traffic laws and practicing safe driving skills will go a long way for your safety, and the safety of your friends, your family, and all others who share the road with us. Over 1,200 people lose their lives on our roadways each year, and DDS is committed to helping to prevent each of these tragic losses.

At DDS, we continuously look to identify cost savings and efficient ways to improve customer service; for example, this manual was produced through a new public/private partnership where advertising was used to offset printing costs. Additionally, by creating your own personal account using DDS Online Services, you may conduct transactions at your convenience and often at a discount. For example, go online to complete your license application, change an address or check for any points associated with your license.

The next time you have a licensing question or need a service, please remember to visit, and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook!

As we continue to create ways to better serve you, we ask that you make safe driving an important priority.


Rob Mikell


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