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Georgia DDS Receives Grant

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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 $78,440 earmarked for the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP).  The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) approved the funding to be used to sustain ADAP which supports over one hundred thousand teens and over one thousand instructors each year.

“DDS appreciates the continued grant support from GOHS.  This particular funding will augment our efforts to provide effective alcohol and drug awareness programs for teens throughout the state,” said DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier.

All Georgia teens must successfully pass ADAP before applying for their Class D driver’s license.  The course is designed to educate teens on the consequences of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.  This grant will be used to produce approximately 145,000 student workbooks that are utilized in classes.

Previous grants have enabled DDS to expand ADAP information on the DDS website, www.dds.ga.gov, and implement an online ADAP bookstore, where school administrators and instructors can order ADAP workbooks and instructor kits electronically.  An on-line “Ask ADAP” feature receives thousands of inquiries each year.