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POSTED: April 12, 2010 9:18 a.m.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services recently created a new Internet option for the state-mandated teenage Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. eADAP will provide an additional solution for teens who are unable to obtain the traditional classroom ADAP course.
“DDS is committed to offering more online services for customer convenience,” said DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier. “Offering eADAP will give students without access to a make-up class a timely alternative for this requirement.” Last year, approximately 124,000 students took the traditional ADAP course at their high schools and an additional 8,600 took make-up classes.
All teenagers under the age of 18 must complete and pass the Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program in order to apply for a Class D driver’s license. This course is taught in both public and private schools in four one-hour sessions designed to educate teens on the consequences of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
Students who are home-schooled, have moved to Georgia from another state or were absent from school when the ADAP course was taught will now have an additional avenue for the required curriculum. In the past, these teens have relied exclusively on make-up classes taught by certified instructors at various locations around the state.
Students will enroll for eADAP through high school ADAP administrators. Home school students will be able to register via DDS directly. There is no fee for the online course. Students who successfully pass will print an ADAP certificate of completion to present at DDS when applying for a license.
For more information, go to www.dds.ga.gov or www.dds.ga.gov/ADAP/AskADAP.aspx.
 

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