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Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner supports National Teen Driver Safety Week

10/23/2013

It Takes Two: Shared Expectations for Teens and Parents for Driving.”

Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell encourages parents and their teens to work together to develop safe driving skills not only during National Teen Driver Safety Week but every day. This year’s campaign, “It Takes Two: Shared Expectations for Teens and Parents for Driving” is dedicated to bringing teens and their parents together to develop and practice safe driving skills.

“I encourage each parent or guardian to take an active role in educating their teen driver and their peers,” said Commissioner Mikell. “Please be familiar with and enforce the teen driving rules, and always let your good driving habits be the example,” he added.

DDS has several valuable tools online at www.dds.ga.gov available for parents and teens to make this a more enjoyable and productive process including:

  • Complete education, testing and licensing information tailored to the teen driver and their parents.

  • The newly revised Georgia Drivers Manual which incorporates Layar application technology may be accessed at http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/driver/. A free, mobile app gives additional digital content that readers can engage by using smartphones or tablets. It contains live hyperlinks to expand content and further enhance the user experience. The manual also utilizes QR Code technology throughout the publication to provide links to additional information for the student.

  • An online Driver’s License Practice Test http://www.dds.ga.gov/training/pt_intro.aspx will give teens an idea what to expect as they study for the Knowledge and Sign Test required for issuance of a Class CP learner’s permit.

  • What’s Your Driving IQ? http://www.dds.ga.gov/docs/teen/DrivingIQ.pdf is a handy checklist for evaluating and initiating conversations about a driver’s skill level.

  • The Parent Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program https://online.dds.ga.gov/eadap/parentindex.aspx complements the student’s program 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. It is completely voluntary and may be accessed online at no charge.

  • Ask Teen Driver http://www.dds.ga.gov/teens/askteendriver.aspx enables teens and parents to submit their questions online to DDS.

For complete Georgia driver education, testing and licensing information, please visit the DDS website at www.dds.ga.gov Please visit http://www.teendriversource.org/ for more information about National Teen Driver Safety Week.