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Grant helps Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program

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News release from the Georgia Department of Driver Services

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) announced today the receipt of a grant totaling $95,460 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 to be used for increasing the awareness of motorists and motorcyclists on sharing the road responsibly and safely.

The funds will be used to purchase much needed equipment to support all of GMSP’s efforts.

“We are proud of the confidence that GOHS has shown our motorcycle safety efforts by their significant investment and continued support. This particular funding will go a long way in helping us to continue to provide quality motorcycle safety training and safety awareness campaigns to both drivers and riders throughout the state,” said DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier.

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 18 training sites and certifies 11 private sites.

For more information visit www.dds.ga.gov/training