You may not be able to use your phone while driving, but you can now use it to connect with the Department of Driver Services, or DDS using an app.
The app, DDS 2 GO, provides drivers with a variety of information on the status of their license, as well as a way to update address and personal information, turning many tasks that used to require a trip to the DDS office into a quick online process.
In a press release from the Georgia DDS, Commissioner Spencer R. Moore says customers can download the DDS 2 GO and “opt-in” to receive personalized push alerts from DDS. “You will always be notified of a change in your license,” commented Commissioner Moore. “We hear from customers who were not aware that their license was suspended, and unfortunately, that can result in fines and/or jail time. DDS 2 GO will eliminate that surprise!” After receiving an alert, customers to check DDS 2 GO for any new citations, fees, expiration dates or any other changes that affect their license status.
The app provides services ranging from the ability to change your address or order a replacement for a lost license to purchasing a copy of your Motor Vehicle, or MVR report. New or teen drivers can access study materials and study for the licensing exam right from the app, preparing them for their license exam.
In order to use the app, drivers will need to create an online account. If you already have a DDS online account at www.dds.ga.gov, that same login will work in the app. If you've forgotten your user ID and/or password, you can recover those using the website.
One specific page gives drivers a clear picture of their driving record, showing any citations listed, as well as a 2-year driving history. Governor Nathan Deal said it's important for state agencies to utilize available technology to give the best user experience possible. . “The launch of the DDS 2 GO app is yet another testament to our ongoing efforts to keep pace with these constant developments, as well as the willingness of DDS to embrace mobile technology to benefit our citizens."