Driver Services Commissioner Announces Additional Grant Funding

10/4/2013

Funding Dedicated to Teen Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) 

Commissioner Rob Mikell, Department of Driver Services (DDS), announced today receipt of a grant award totaling $27,600 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) dedicated to continued support of the State of Georgia Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP).  ADAP is a course 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.  

The grant award will be used to fund one staff member who will be tasked with processing student workbook orders received through the online ADAP bookstore, shipping workbooks to schools, providing direct support to the over 1,000 ADAP instructors throughout the state, assisting teens with obtaining replacement certificates, and responding to customer email inquiries submitted through the “Ask ADAP” feature on the DDS website. 

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

By law, teens under the age of 18 are required to complete ADAP in order to obtain their Class D Georgia driver’s license.  Each year, approximately 132,000 teens complete ADAP.  

For more information on teen driving requirements visit www.dds.ga.gov or for driving safety information visit the GOHS website at www.gahighwaysafety.org.