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Tue, 8/25/2015 - 1:10 pm - Paul Westbrook

Due to renovations, the East Greensboro DMV office, located at 2527 E. Market St., will not be open for business for two days. The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that the East Greensboro office will close on Wednesday, August 26 and will reopen on Friday, August 28, at 8 a.m.

On the days it will be closed, customers will be able to take care of various DMV-related transactions at the DMV mobile unit that will be at the same location.

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Office Closures North Carolina News
Fri, 8/14/2015 - 11:10 am - Jeremy Pool

Over the past couple of months, the local DMV office in Surprise, Arizona, has undergone a $400,000 renovation project, aimed at improving the customer-service experience. Now, the state Department of Motor Vehicles is ready to open the remodeled office, which it says will be able to serve a growing number of customers in the Northwest Valley.

The renovated office features a larger waiting area, a resurfaced parking lot, four additional service stations, and a 10-seat waiting room within the information area.

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Office Opening Arizona News
Fri, 8/14/2015 - 11:08 am - Paul Westbrook

The North Carolina DMV has announced that it has opened two new license plate agencies. One is located in Pamlico County at 13580 N.C. 55 East, replacing the old office that was closed a couple of months ago. It will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The other is located in Hookerton, Greene County, at 227 E. Main St., with business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both offices will offer title transactions, vehicle registration services and license plate renewals.

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Office Opening North Carolina News
Fri, 8/14/2015 - 11:06 am - Jeremy Pool

In an effort to alleviate long lines at local offices across the state, the Nevada Department of

Motor Vehicles has decided to hire nearly 100 new employees at the most crowded offices. The DMV has announced that it has hired 93 new employees who will be deployed at several offices across the state, and will start issuing driver's licenses and vehicle registrations in September.

According to the DMV, the average wait time in 2014 was 72 minutes, which has increased to two hours this year, mostly due to staff shortages and population growth.

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Fri, 8/14/2015 - 11:05 am - Paul Westbrook

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will soon expand the online services it offers, aimed at improving the current online vehicle registration procedure. Starting August 17, Connecticut drivers will be able to use the following online services:

- Reprinting a registration certificate;

- Ordering replacements for damaged license plates;

- Ordering special license plates, including vanity plates;

- Checking unpaid property taxes and delinquent parking violations.

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Online Services Connecticut News
Fri, 8/14/2015 - 11:03 am - Jeremy Pool

According to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, the stricter laws for teenage drivers have helped protect and decrease fatality rates for novice drivers over the past couple of years. In 2008, the state introduced the graduated driver's license program, which bans drivers aged 16 and 17 holding a learner's permit from having passengers, among other restrictions.

Now, the DMV says that after this rule went into effect, the number of deaths among 16- and 17-year-old drivers has dropped by 64%. That is why state lawmakers are now considering extending the graduated driver's license laws to 18- to 21-year-old drivers, as well.

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Novice Drivers Connecticut News
Mon, 8/10/2015 - 11:06 am - Paul Westbrook

Starting August 11 through August 15, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will perform a computer system upgrade, which will prevent the department from providing most of its services during this period of time. However, the DMV says that driving test appointments that have already been scheduled will be honored, and that driver's licensing services will also be available during the shut down.

In order to prevent a major influx of driver's license and vehicle registration renewal applications in the days before the start of the computer system upgrade process, the DMV has announced that it has extended the expiration date of licenses and registration that expire between August 11 and August 15 to October 10.

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Office Closures Connecticut News
Wed, 8/5/2015 - 11:40 am - Jeremy Pool

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that it has started offering printable, temporary driver's licenses, which will save motorists a trip to the DMV. Customers can now print a temporary driver's license from the DMV website, a service that applies to renewing or replacing a license or a learner's permit, as well as a non-drive identification card.

These temporary documents are valid for 60 days, and are similar to those that drivers can obtain in person at any local DMV office.

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Driver's License New York News
Wed, 8/5/2015 - 11:39 am - Paul Westbrook

Oregon lawmakers have approved a project for upgrading the state DMV's driver and motor vehicle record systems worth $30 million. This upgrade was long overdue, given that these systems have been using technology that was developed in the 1960s.

“A lot is riding on this,” ODOT Director Matt Garrett told the Oregon Transportation Commission. “The gravity of this is not lost to anyone here. The shadow of Cover Oregon hangs upon us.”

The new systems will definitely help the DMV become more efficient. The DMV says that it licenses 3.1 million drivers and 4.1 million vehicles a year, issuing 200,000 new driver's licenses and renewing 350,000 licenses annually.

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Motor Vehicle Records Oregon News
Wed, 8/5/2015 - 11:37 am - Jeremy Pool

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is conducting a summer bicycle safety campaign, in an effort to reduce the number of bicyclists injured and killed on roads across the state. To that end, the DMV encourages cyclists to make sure they are more visible to drivers and other road users.

Cyclists are advised to wear bright-colored, reflective clothing, and attach headlights, taillights and reflectors to their bicycles.

“Put on your brightest t-shirt and some bike reflectors and lights and help us ‘Show the World’ how Richmond values bicycle safety,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “Being seen on a bicycle is a critical part of safe riding -- the brighter the better.”

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