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Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Receives Grant

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Funds Earmarked for Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program

Conyers, GA) – The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) announced today the receipt of a grant totaling $97,370.00 earmarked for the DDS’s 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, the DDS and GOHS continue to encourage Georgia’s motorists and motorcyclists to “Share the Road” as well as provide quality rider education and training across the state. We are excited that the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program was, once again, the recipient of this grant to continue their service to the citizens of Georgia.” said Commissioner Robert G. Mikell, Department of Driver Services.

The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program offers motorcycle training for new riders or those who want to learn how to ride a motorcycle safely in today’s traffic mix. Students do not need a motorcycle since the Program 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.

About the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program

 Real Riding…Real Skills.

The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) is a part of the Georgia Department of Driver Services. In addition to offering rider education programs, the GMSP also promotes motorist awareness programs, share the road campaigns, and is focused on highway safety issues affecting Georgia motorcyclists. The GMSP directly operates 22 training sites and certifies 13 private sites. For more information visit www.dds.ga.gov/training

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