Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Receives Grant
Additional Funding for Teen Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) announced today receipt of a grant award totaling $34,400 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) purposed for continued support of the State of Georgia Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP). Jointly administered by the DDS and Georgia Department of Education, ADAP is a course designed to raise awareness among teens of the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol and to educate teens on the consequences of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
The grant award will be used to fund one staff member who will be tasked with processing student workbook orders received through the online ADAP bookstore, shipping workbooks to schools, providing direct support to the over 2,000 ADAP instructors throughout the state, assisting teens with obtaining replacement certificates, and responding to customer email inquiries submitted through the “Ask ADAP” feature on the DDS website.
DDS Commissioner Rob Mikell thanked GOHS for their continued partnership. “This particular funding will directly enhance this important program’s curriculum delivery process and help DDS continue to meet customer service goals,” he said.
By law, teens under the age of 18 are required to complete ADAP in order to obtain their Class D Georgia driver’s license. Each year, approximately 132,000 teens complete ADAP.
For more information on teen driving requirements visit www.dds.ga.gov or for driving safety information visit the GOHS website at www.gahighwaysafety.org.