Driver Improvement Program

The Department of Driver Services (DDS) regulates the Driver Improvement Program also known as the Defensive Driving Program. This is a 6-hour course designed to teach drivers about safe driving attitudes and behaviors.

Driver Improvement courses may be taken:

  • if court-ordered,
  • for points reduction,
  • to reinstate driver's license,
  • to reduce insurance premiums or,
  • for personal education. 

Approved Curricula 

There are currently six approved Driver Improvement curriculum providers. They include:

  • American Safety Council (ASC)
  • Driving Educators of Georgia (DEOG)
  • Georgia Association for Risk Reduction & Defensive Driver Education (GARDE)
  • National Safety Council (NSC)
  • American Automobile Association (AAA)
  • The Roadway Safety Network (TRSN)
  • DriveABILITY

Driver Improvement Program

Customer Seatbelt Image


Driver Improvement Clinics

Related Links