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Mon, 5/9/2016 - 4:49 am - Jeremy Pool

Drivers in Louisiana could soon be able to obtain electronic copies of their licenses. The state House Transportation Committee has approved a bill that proposes the introduction of digital driver's licenses, allowing motorists to access them through their smartphones. Now, the bill will go to the state Senate, and if it passes, it will make Louisiana the first state to issue digital licenses.

Under the provisions of the bill, the state Office of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to issue electronic driver's licenses, which drivers would be able to access and display to law enforcement through a smartphone app that the OMV would select. The electronic license would only be used for driving, and motorists would probably have to pay a $3-$5 fee to download it.

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Mon, 5/1/2017 - 2:03 pm - Paul Westbrook

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has received the necessary funding for upgrading its aging computer system. The state Board of Examiners has approved the requested $75 million, which the DMV will use to modernize its existing computer system, which has been preventing employees from conducting transactions in a more efficient manner.

The DMV says that the new system will be among the best in the country. “We want to be the model for the rest of the nation; for the Nevada DMV to be the DMV of the future,” said DMV Director Terri Albertson during his address before the state Board of Examiners.

Once the DMV starts using the new system, it will be able to provide more services online, which is expected to result in increased efficiency and improved customer satisfaction.

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Mon, 5/1/2017 - 2:03 pm - Jeremy Pool

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has announced that its portable mobile unit will start visiting Hatteras and Ocracoke next week.

The mobile unit will be at Hatteras for two days each month, starting April 20 and 21. Motorists can use the services provided by the mobile unit at Hatteras Civic Center, located at 1498 Highway 12. The unit will go to Hatteras on the third Wednesday and Thursday each month.

Ocracoke residents will also be able to use the mobile unit. It will be visiting Ocracoke for one day each three months, and it will be located at the Community Center on Irvin Garrish Highway, starting Friday, April 22.

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Mon, 5/1/2017 - 2:03 pm - Paul Westbrook

Lewis County, New York, officials have announced that the local Department of Motor Vehicles has extended its business hours. The office, located at 7049 Route 12 in Martinsburg, is part of a new program that will run through November, now opens at 7:30 a.m., and closes at 4:30 p.m., with the DMV noting that computer hours end at 3:30 p.m.

The Lewis County clerk’s office says that two DMV employees will work from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and two others will work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aside from going to the DMV office in person, customers can also use the drop boxes outside the building, or send license or registration renewal applications by mail to Lewis County Clerk.

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Thu, 4/7/2016 - 10:53 am - Jeremy Pool

The California DMV office in San Marcos, that was recently opened, now offers all services, Department officials have announced. Customers visiting the office, located at 590 Rancheros Drive, that opened in September of last year, will now be able to conduct transactions such as driver's license and vehicle registration, in addition to the industry services that have been offered up until now.

The DMV says that the San Marcos office is an eco-friendly office, that employs water and energy efficient building systems, as well as sustainable building materials. On top of providing licensing and registration services, this facility is also a home to Departmental Training Branch office, where future DMV employees will be trained.

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Mon, 5/9/2016 - 5:49 pm - Paul Westbrook

The Indiana state Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced that it will introduce the personalized license plates program once again. The BMV stopped issuing vanity plates in July, 2013, after a request for personalized plates by a state police officer was denied by the Indiana Supreme Court, when it made a ruling that the state has the right to deny applications for vanity license plates that it deems offensive.

Now, all motorists who want to apply for a new personalized license plate, or renew their existing vanity plates, can do it on the state BMV website. The BMV will start accepting vanity license plates applications on April 1.

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Mon, 5/9/2016 - 5:49 pm - Jeremy Pool

As the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles prepares to roll out the redesigned driver's licenses, it has announced that it will close local offices across the state in April. The rollout is scheduled to begin on April 6, and it is expected to be completed in two weeks.

Each office will be closed for just one day, and it will be the day before the office starts issuing the new licenses, along with newly-designed permits and ID cards. The DMV says that Colorado residents can continue to use their current valid licenses, permits and ID cards until they expire. Also, the Department informs motorists that the fees for the newly-designed documents will be the same as those for the documents carrying the current design.

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Driver's License, Drivers License Colorado News
Mon, 5/9/2016 - 5:49 pm - Jeremy Pool

As the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles prepares to roll out the redesigned driver's licenses, it has announced that it will close local offices across the state in April. The rollout is scheduled to begin on April 6, and it is expected to be completed in two weeks.

Each office will be closed for just one day, and it will be the day before the office starts issuing the new licenses, along with newly-designed permits and ID cards. The DMV says that Colorado residents can continue to use their current valid licenses, permits and ID cards until they expire. Also, the Department informs motorists that the fees for the newly-designed documents will be the same as those for the documents carrying the current design.

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Driver's License, Drivers License Colorado News
Wed, 3/16/2016 - 11:53 am - Paul Westbrook

The driver services facility in Wheaton will soon close permanently, Secretary of State Jesse White said in a press release. The Wheaton Express office, located at 128 West Liberty Drive, will close on March 24, 2016, because the facility landlord didn't want to renew the lease.

Motorists who have been using this office for renewing their licenses, obtaining new licenses, or disabled parking placards, are recommended to visit one of the facilities located in Lombard, Aurora or Naperville.

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Office Closures Illinois News
Mon, 5/9/2016 - 8:35 pm - Jeremy Pool

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles has partnered up with software development company MorphoTrust to implement a new, tablet-based examination system for road skills tests.

The MorphoTrust RoadTest system will replace the traditional methods for grading and examining candidates on driving tests. It allows DMV examiners to test driver skills in an entirely automated way, grading and tracking functions like pre-trip vehicle inspections for commercial drivers and basic controls, as well as tracking candidates' routes and traveling speeds during tests.

"The NDMV is looking forward to continuing to work with MorphoTrust with the implementation of RoadTest into all 96 Nebraska testing locations," said Rhonda Lahm, Director of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles."We are truly excited about the increased efficiency this will bring our Examiners to help increase productivity and catch fraudulent transactions. But most of all, we are proud to more »

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