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Commissioner’s Message

Dear Georgia Riders,

Congratulations on taking this step to become a safe and properly licensed motorcycle rider! Our state’s scenic highways attract many motorcyclists every year providing endless opportunities for enjoyable riding. However, it takes special skills and knowledge to keep you and those traveling around you safe and secure.

The Department of Driver Services (DDS) has prepared this manual to help both novice motorcyclists and more experienced riders reduce their risk of having a crash. We also offer rider training with Basic and Basic 2 Riders Courses which, if successfully passed, allows the rider to receive a waiver from testing at DDS.

I encourage you to download DDS 2 GO, our free mobile app, to help you study the motorcycle safety material and then manage your license renewals and replacements. Please opt in for receiving personal alerts from DDS, and we’ll communicate directly with you should your license status change.

As a reminder, you are required to obey not only motorcycle laws, but all traffic laws and regulations that apply to motorists on our highways. It is my sincere hope that you have an enjoyable and safe riding experience as a new motorcycle operator and commit to making our highways safe by following the laws of Georgia.

Best wishes and enjoy the ride!

Sincerely,

Spencer R. Moore

Commissioner

Board of Directors’ Message

Board of Directors

David W. Connell – Chair

Jeff Markey – Vice Chair

Jeff Wigington – Secretary

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.