Department of Driver Services (DDS) Launches Free Teen Alcohol/Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) for Parents

1/16/2013

Added Bonus: Motor Vehicle Report

The Department of Driver Services (DDS) has launched a web-based parental component to the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP).  Jointly administered by DDS and the Georgia Department of Education, the 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.  O.C.G.A §20-2-142

Parent ADAP was introduced during the 2012 Session of the Georgia General Assembly to amend O.C.G.A §20-2-142. It is completely voluntary and may be accessed online at no charge. As an added bonus once successfully completing the Parent ADAP course, parents/guardians are eligible to receive a free, three year non-certified motor vehicle report (MVR) or driver history via the DDS Online Services portal at www.dds.ga.gov.  Two parents/guardians per teen may obtain the free MVR.

The two hour course provides parents and guardians with valuable driver education information, and drug prevention strategies, as well as legal accountability information.  

“It is important that parents of new drivers remain active role models. This is a valuable program to view and discuss Georgia’s zero-tolerance alcohol policy with your teen,” said DDS Commissioner Rob Mikell. 

You don’t have to be a parent to access the free online Parent ADAP course!  However, to be eligible for the free three year motor vehicle report, a parent or guardian must have the ADAP or eADAP certificate number and/or PIN for their teen.  

For more information please visit the DDS website at www.dds.ga.gov, or the Parent ADAP registration page may be accessed at https://online.dds.ga.gov/eadap/parentIndex.aspx.