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Department of Driver Services (DDS) Administrator Receives State Safety Award

4/23/2013

Georgia Department of Driver Services’ (DDS) Deputy Commissioner Spencer Moore has received the Golden Achievement Award from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Georgia presented at the Ninth Annual  Law Enforcement Recognition Awards.  Moore helps lead the agency responsible for driver license testing and issuance including motorcycle safety and driver education and driver improvement.

The awards program, which is funded through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), allows MADD to recognize partners in the community and those in law enforcement who have excelled in stopping drunk driving, supporting victims of DUI and preventing underage drinking.  The awards program includes several statewide recognitions, as well as seven categories in both Officer DUI Heroes and Agency DUI Heroes.

Receiving the Golden Achievement Award was a surprise for Moore who did not get prior notice of his selection. “I am extremely honored to accept this award,” said Moore.  “I commend everyone who was honored and everyone who works to combat the problem of impaired driving,” he added.

Moore has served MADD for over a decade in many capacities including as a grant manager and member of the Advisory Board and trusted advisor.  He has been a champion of highway safety throughout his professional career as well. Prior to joining DDS, Moore served in as Deputy Director at GOHS where he helped develop and implement strategies that have led to the decline in motor vehicle fatalities in Georgia.

For more information on MADD Georgia’s Golden Shield Honors, visit www.madd.org/local-offices/ga/, or for more information on the GOHS visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.