DDS News

  • Visit Department of Driver Services (DDS) Early for Photo ID

    To ensure a smooth process when casting a ballot on November 8th, now is the time to ensure you have proper photo identification.

    "Don't wait until Election Day to realize your driver’s license or identification card is missing," said DDS Commissioner Bert Brantley. "Tuesdays are always the busiest days at our DDS centers. Add to that the extra customers who need photo IDs before the polls close, and that is a recipe for significant wait times."

  • Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Bert Brantley urges all customers to collect and protect all important documents as part of September’s National Preparedness Month. This is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters. Safeguarding personal information is an important component of every Emergency Plan.

  • Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) Holiday Reminder for Drivers/Riders Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving 

    (Conyers, GA) – This holiday season, the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP), a division of the Department of Driver Services (DDS), is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind all drivers and riders that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to always plan a sober ride before the holiday parties begin.

  • Based on a recent law change, beginning July 1, 2017, drivers in Georgia operating three-wheel auto-cycles (three-wheel motor vehicles controlled by a steering wheel) will no longer be required to possess a motorcycle license or motorcycle learner’s permit. In addition, Georgia residents who wish to legally operate an auto-cycle in Georgia will no longer be required to take the DDS motorcycle knowledge test or motorcycle skills test.

  • Check TSA Website for Acceptable Documents for Airport Screening

    If your summer vacation plans involve flying, getting to the airport early with your acceptable identification in hand is the best way to ensure smooth travel and reduce checkpoint delays.  The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds customers that anyone with a temporary driver’s license or ID Card issued from a DDS center should bring additional identification or arrive early to avoid delays that could impact your plans.

  • System Modernization Improves Performance; Enhances Security

  • In case you haven’t heard, this entire week, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Georgia are teaming up with their counterparts in Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee in “Operation Southern Shield”, a week-long speed prevention and enforcement initiative in each of their respective states on interstates, major highways and local roads.


  • Governor Reappoints Bob Pierce and Britt Fleck


    Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the reappointment of DDS Board of Directors’ Members Bob Pierce, Cobb County Superior Court, and Britt Fleck, Georgia Power, by Governor Nathan Deal. Both had previously been appointed to fill the unexpired terms of past DDS Board Members.  With this reappointment, both will serve four-year terms on the DDS Board.

  • ATLANTA – Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore urges customers to be careful of third party websites and Apps when trying to access the Georgia Driver’s Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information.  Third party Internet sites such as and are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

  • WARNER ROBINS, GA--DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore on September 25th addressed members of the Georgia House of Representatives Study Committee on Distracted Driving at the committee’s second of four scheduled meetings around the state.  The committee’s first meeting was held on August 28th at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta.  Its next meeting will be held in Savannah on October 10th.


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