Driver Services Commissioner Announces Motorcycle Safety Grant A - WRBL

Driver Services Commissioner Announces Motorcycle Safety Grant Award

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The Department of Driver Services has been awarded a $104,500 grant for the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program. Commissioner Rob Mikell announced that the Governor's Office of Highway Safety approved the funding for increasing 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, DDS and GMSP educate and encourage Georgia's motorists and motorcyclists to "Share the Road," while providing quality rider education and training across the state. We are excited that the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program is, once again, the recipient of this grant to continue their service to the citizens of Georgia." said Commissioner Mikell.

The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program offers motorcycle training for new riders or those who want to learn how to ride a motorcycle legally and safely on Georgia's roads. Students do not need a motorcycle since the GMSP 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.

For more information on the GMSP or any other driver education, testing or licensing information please visit


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