Driver Services Commissioner Announces Motorcycle Safety Grant Award


Funds Earmarked for Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program

Commissioner Rob Mikell, Department of Driver Services, announced today that the agency has been awarded a grant totaling $104,500.00 earmarked for the motorcycle safety training known as the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP). The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) approved the funding for increasing the awareness of motorists and motorcyclists on sharing the road responsibly and safely. The funds will be used to promote safety, awareness and rider education.

“Together, DDS and GMSP educate and encourage Georgia’s motorists and motorcyclists to “Share the Road,” while providing quality rider education and training across the state. We are excited that the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program is, once again, the recipient of this grant to continue their service to the citizens of Georgia.” said Commissioner Mikell.

The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program offers motorcycle training for new riders or those who want to learn how to ride a motorcycle legally and safely on Georgia’s roads. Students do not need a motorcycle since the GMSP provides both a motorcycle and a helmet. After the course, successful graduates receive a 90-day license waiver card that exempts them from both the written and on-cycle skills tests at a DDS Customer Service Center to obtain a Class M license.