Encourages Parents to Promote Safe Driving Habits During National Teen Driver Safety Week
To commemorate National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 17th through 23rd, Department of Driver Services (DDS) is supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign “Your Teen is in the Driver’s Seat but You are in Control.” This year’s campaign encourages the parents of teen drivers to continue talking about safe driving and provides advice on how to set the rules and be an example before their teens hit the road.
“Parents are the key to teen driving success,” said DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore. “Even though your teen might be gaining some independence with a license, it is important to keep the safe driving conversation going. Always set a good example and enforce the six rules below.”
DDS encourages all teen drivers to put their phones down, buckle their seat belts, focus on driving, no alcohol, or drugs, watch their speed, and stay safe. In addition, DDS offers these tips for parents and teens:
Complete teen driving information can be found on the Agency’s website www.dds.georgia.gov and on the free mobile app, DDS 2 GO.
Beware of bogus DMV testing website that offer services for a fee.
Knowledge testing for a Permit/Learner’s License does not require an appointment. There is a DDS Practice Test here https://dds.georgia.gov/testing-and-training/practice-test.
Road testing does require an appointment that can be made at https://dds.georgia.gov/testing-and-training/road-test
For more information on the Teen Driver Safety Week campaign, please visit https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/teen-safety/national-teen-driver-safety-week.