DDS Commissioner and Board Messages

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Dear Georgia Riders,

From the beautiful North Georgia Mountains to the relaxing scenery of our coastline, Georgia’s varied landscapes provide motorcyclists with tremendous opportunities for enjoyable riding. However, it takes great skill and concentration to keep you and those traveling around you safe and secure.

With over 394,000 properly licensed motorcycle riders, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) is committed to promoting rider education, awareness, and licensing as the best means for keeping everyone safe on the road. I encourage you to study this latest edition of the Georgia Motorcycle Operators Manual when preparing to obtain your license or as a refresher of the skills and techniques for safe riding.

DDS offers courses such as Basic, Basic 2, and Advanced Motorcycle Safety giving riders options to continue learning about safe riding and safely enjoying all that Georgia has to offer motorcyclists. We also partner with many private motorcycle stakeholders to increase learning about the safe operation of a motorcycle. As we work hard to expand this public-private partnership, we hope to not only enhance training opportunities and increase rider safety.

Thank you for your interest in motorcycle riding in Georgia. DDS is committed to your safety and the safety of the motoring public.


Spencer R. Moore


Board of Directors

David W. Connell

Jeff Markey
Vice Chair

Jeff Wigington

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 our customers that driving in Georgia is a privilege that carries many responsibilities. Please strive to become a safe, sober, and dependable rider to ensure that this privilege will not be lost. This manual has two main purposes:

(1) to help you qualify for a Georgia motorcycle license; and

(2) to help you become a safer rider.

This guide is designed to provide you with the information to obtain and keep this type of license. Other manuals are available for commercial drivers, noncommercial drivers, and teens learning to drive.

DDS Mission & Core Values

Our Mission

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

Our Core Values:

  • Trusted Service
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  • Accountable to All
  • Motivated to Excellence

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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.