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Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:21 am - Paul Westbrook

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a statement saying that all field offices across the state will be closed during the upcoming long weekend. During the entire four-day Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-29, no DMV office in Nevada will be providing their services.

Because of this temporary closure, the following Monday is expected to be particularly busy for the DMV, so DMV officials are urging motorists to conduct their DMV-related business some other day or take advantage of the online services offered by the Department in order to reduce wait times at field offices.

“The good news is the DMV offers more than two dozen online services and keeps adding more,” said Interim Director Terri L. Albertson. “You should check our website and see if you can get it done online or at a kiosk.”

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Office Closures Nevada News
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 10:39 am - Jeremy Pool

Broome County officials have announced that all Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

The DMV said that the office in Binghamton, located on Chenango Street, as well as the office on Washington Avenue in Endicott, will close at 3 p.m. on November 25, and that all offices across the county will open again on November 30.

On November 25, customers will be able to use the DMV Mobile Unit, which will be located at Triangle Town Hall and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:04 am - Paul Westbrook

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that it has launched a new program, in collaboration with the state's Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet), allowing U.S. veterans to obtain special designation for their driver's licenses or identification cards.

To apply for the “veteran” designation, eligible veterans first have to obtain the Veteran Status Verification Form, complete it and take it to any DMV office, and pay the required application fees, which include a one-time $5 veteran designation fee.

“California’s new driver license and identification card program honors and recognizes the military service of our veterans,” said CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani.

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Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:02 am - Jeremy Pool

The Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles has installed a new self-service kiosk in Shelby County. In an effort to further cut wait times at local offices, the DMV has opened a kiosk at the University of Memphis, allowing students and faculty staff, but also every other customer living in the area, to renew their driver's licenses quickly, without having to go to the DMV and waiting in line.

Customers can use the kiosk from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Renewing a driver's license through this kiosk is pretty simple. Users just have to stand in front of it, have their picture taken, wait for the kiosk to verify their image and get the temporary license that is immediately printed. A couple of weeks later, drivers receive their new license by mail. The kiosk is located in the V. Lane Rawlins Service Court building at the University of Memphis.

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Driver's Licenses Tennessee News
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:00 am - Jeremy Pool

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has introduced an interactive map that is supposed to help improve traffic safety. The map highlights the areas where most of the car accidents across the state occur, which is information that can come in handy to learner drivers, as well as those looking to move to a different area within the state or those intending to move to Virginia from another state.

"Knowing exactly where problem areas are on our roadways is very important information for safety advocates and the general public," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “For example, if you are planning to move to Virginia, you can use the High Crash Location Map to see if the area where you are moving is safe in terms of the roadways."

Residents can access the interactive “High Crash Location” map through the DMV's website. The map shows the areas with the highest number of crashes, as well as the causes more »

Traffic Safety Virginia News
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:58 am - Paul Westbrook

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles continues opening self-service kiosks around the state to reduce wait lines at local offices. The latest kiosks that were opened by the BMV were recently activated in Cincinnati.

Three self-service kiosks, called “BMW4U Self-Service Terminals”, have been installed at three area supermarkets, allowing residents to renew their vehicle registrations by providing their driver's license information and paying the renewal fee with a debit card, credit card, or check, saving them a trip to the BMV and avoiding those long lines.

The kiosks are located at: 888 Eastgate N Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245, 3911 W Sr 22-3, Loveland, OH 45140, 4825 Marburg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209.

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Vehicle Registration Ohio News
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:56 am - Jeremy Pool

A couple of weeks ago, the state of Alabama decided to close a total of 31 DMV offices, with most of them located in rural areas, citing insufficient funding as the main reason. For an entire month, the public has been putting a lot of pressure on Governor Robert Bentley to reopen them, and now the pressure has finally started to pay off.

Governor Bentley has decided to reopen several rural offices that were temporarily closed, but they will only be open one day per month. Reopened offices include those in Cherokee County, Coosa, Lawrence, St. Clair, Washington and Wilcox.

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Office Openings Alabama News
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:55 am - Paul Westbrook

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles has installed a drop box at the local office in Putnam County, in an effort to help customers avoid waiting in lines and cut wait times. The drop box has been installed at Philipstown Town Hall, and it will offer 24-hour service to local motorists.

“It has been one of the priorities of this administration to expand the number of county services that are easily available to residents in Philipstown, Cold Spring and Nelsonville,” County Executive MaryEllen Odell said.

Motorists will be able to use the drop box to drop various documents that are necessary to complete different DMV-related matters, such as license renewal and registration renewal applications, as well as expired license plates, after paying a $1 transaction fee.

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Driver's License New York News
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:53 am - Jeremy Pool

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles, in collaboration with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Thruway Authority, has decided to issue a warning to drivers of the risks associated with drowsy driving.

This warning was motivated by the fact that November 1 to 8 is the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, an initiative that aims to prevent drowsy driving, which is among the most common factors behind car accidents in the United States.

“Drowsiness and fatigue are contributing factors in thousands of crashes every year on our highways, causing fatalities and injuries that could have been prevented,” said DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan. “All motorists should be alert to the warning signs of fatigue, particularly as we adjust to standard time, and take the appropriate steps to ensure that they never drive while drowsy.”

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Fatigued Driving New York News
Fri, 11/6/2015 - 10:46 am - Paul Westbrook

The local DMV office in Jacksonville, North Carolina, will be closed on Tuesday, the state Department of Motor Vehicles has announced.

The closure is due to renovations, during which the office will get new equipment, the DMV says. The office, located on Wilmington Highway, will reopen on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

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