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Funds tapped for 'Share the Road' with bikers

POSTED: December 19, 2017 1:30 p.m.
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The $93,000 will be used to make motorists more aware that they share the road with people on motorcycles.

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Grant funding totaling $93,458 has been awarded to the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The approved funding will be used to increase motorcycle safety awareness and outreach by encouraging all motorists and motorcyclists to Share the Road.

"The need for motorcycle safety programs is greater than ever, and this support from GOHS enables motorcycle safety programs and impaired riding initiatives to reach riders and non-riders alike" said Commissioner Spencer R. Moore. "Thank you GOHS for helping (the Department of Driver Services) and GMSP educate and encourage all Georgia drivers to ‘Share the Road.’"

The grant allows DDS to further develop the Motorcycle Safety Outreach Program by continuing to fund an outreach position to promote state and national safety initiatives.

The GMSP outreach coordinator researches, coordinates and helps maintain an adequate presence at industry events, local schools and colleges, regional meetings and festivals to increase awareness of motorcycles on the roadways and provide the most current information on motorcycle safety initiatives.

Visitors to a GMSP event display are also encouraged to sign up for regular newsletters that provide additional safety information.

Please visit the DDS website at www.dds.georgia.gov for many online services including the convenience of enrolling in a GMSP training class and accessing licensing services.

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