Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) and its’ Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) celebrated Annual International Ride To Work Day on Tuesday, June 11. This is an annual call for riders from all walks of life to come together to show how motorcycles and scooters are economical forms of transportation 

DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore challenges Georgia riders to get licensed with a motorcycle safety training class. “Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, there is a GMSP training class to ensure you are sharing the road safely.” Those who satisfactorily pass the course may earn the endorsement necessary to legally ride a motorcycle in the state of Georgia.

Commuting to work by motorcycle is beneficial; it can be more fuel-efficient and take up less space compared to passenger cars. Although motorcycle riding is fun and brings joy to many riders, it also comes with risks that support the mission behind GMSP to improve the safety of motorcyclists on Georgia’s streets and highways.

“Ride to Work Day is a perfect opportunity for motorists to identify with the people under the helmet, to discuss how everyone can work together to keep Georgia’s roads safe and highlight the need for rider education,” says Holly Hegyesi, GMSP Manager. “If you are not currently licensed, consider a GMSP training class to ensure you are sharing the road safely.”   

Did you know you can use a scooter in a Basic RiderCourse? And that GMSP conveniently offers weekend courses across 30 certified rider education locations throughout Georgia? To learn more information on rider education courses and motorcycle safety, visit
About the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program
The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) is a part of the Georgia Department of Driver Services. In addition to regulating rider education programs, the GMSP promotes motorist awareness programs, share the road campaigns, and is focused on highway safety issues affecting Georgia motorcyclists. For more information visit