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DDS gets grant for teen programs
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The Georgia Department of Driver Services announced the receipt of a grant totaling $57,700 earmarked for the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. 
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety approved the funding to be used to sustain ADAP which supports over 130,000 teens and over 1,000 instructors each year.
“DDS appreciates the continued grant support from GOHS,” DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier said. “This particular funding will augment our efforts to provide effective alcohol and drug awareness programs for teens throughout the state.” 
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 110,000 student workbooks that are utilized in classes.
Previous grants have enabled DDS to expand ADAP information on the DDS Web site,, 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.
For more information on teen driving requirements visit or for driving safety information visit the GOHS Web site at