Atlanta, GA (WJBF) – Monday, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell announced that an updated version of the DDS Parent/Teen Driving Guide will be available online at http://www.dds.ga.gov and at licensing centers statewide beginning January 2016.
The award-winning publication, along with its digital version, partners with AAA the Auto Club Group as a sponsor to ensure that the publication remains a valuable and cost-free resource for parents and teens.
The public/private partnership with AAA greatly enhances efforts to keep Georgia’s roads safer by educating teen drivers and by allowing DDS to utilize the cost savings for other important driver services programs.
“AAA is a great corporate partner with a proven history of commitment to highway safety including the importance of training teen drivers,” said Commissioner Mikell. “With the help of sponsor funds, DDS is able to incorporate the latest research and technology into this tool which satisfies Georgia’s six-hour-mandatory behind-the-wheel instruction.”
The Parent/Teen Driving Guide is powered by the Layar application technology. This free, mobile app gives additional digital content that readers can engage by using smartphones or tablets. It contains live hyperlinks to expand content and further enhance the user experience. The guide also utilizes QR Code technology throughout the publication to provide additional resources and videos for customers. The online companion version is fully searchable, includes live hyperlinks to expanded content, ability to email particular pages and one click printing. The interactive component engages teens who are technologically savvy.
All customers are urged to visit the DDS website for information about online licensing and reinstatement services. It is important to plan ahead before visiting the DDS by completing and submitting the necessary Application to DDS before arriving. In addition, customers may print a detailed list of all mandatory requirements to prove identity, residency and social security number.