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AAMVA is seeking to establish a working group to provide user input and feedback on the verification systems (SSOLV, VLS, US-PVS) being used to verify source documents. The working group, made up of U.S. motor vehicle authorities, will provide guidance and recommendations on improvements, enhancements and changes related to the AAMVA verification systems portfolio. The working group will address known limitations and identify opportunities to support future growth and improvements. Ultimately, the goal of the Verification Systems Working Group is to improve and assist with the governance and ongoing refinement of the systems themselves. Learn more about the working group online. Interested U.S. jurisdictional members should complete a volunteer application and submit to Dianne Graham no later than Friday, August 7.
New to the AIC agenda, AAMVA has just announced that NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind will be speaking at this year's conference on Wednesday, August 26th. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Administrator Rosekind as he discusses the importance of safe drivers, safe vehicles and saving lives. Attendees will learn about the upcoming NHTSA safety priorities including vehicle recalls, driver safety programs such as impaired driving and drowsy driving, and the importance of driver licensing as part of the NHTSA safety agenda. Visit AAMVA's AIC Web site for complete event details and to register.
The Automated Vehicles Symposium 2015 was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, last week where state and federal officials, vehicle manufacturers, researchers, technologist, decision makers from many countries and many other stakeholders convened to discuss automated vehicles. James Fackler, Assistant Administrator, Michigan Department of State and Cathie Curtis, AAMVA's Director of Vehicle Programs, attended the symposium along with over 800 other participants. There were 3 full days of general and breakout sessions along with vehicle demonstrations. Cathie provided information regarding AAMVA's Best Practices for the Regulations on Autonomous Vehicles Working Group and the AV Information Sharing Group, along with input and support from James. More information is available at http://www.auvsi.org/avs2015/home
The federally mandated Commercial Driver's License Testing and Commercial Learner's Permit Standards requires compliance by U.S. jurisdictions by July 8, 2015. In order to assist members in implementing the requirements laid out in the final rule, AAMVA has pulled together a series of tools and resources and is making them available online at
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(Most read stories from AAMVA Regional News – July 24, 2015)
States Crack Down on Driver's License Fraud
One driver, one license, that’s how it’s supposed to be. But some fraudsters or drivers with serious violations try to beat the system by getting multiple licenses using different names. Read the full story at PewTrusts.org.Legislation Would Brand New Drivers for Their Inexperience (Massachusetts)
Legislation that would brand new drivers for their inexperience in an attempt to boost driver safety would also help a Revere baker make good on his invention. Daniel Luberto, a Saugus resident whose bakery on Broadway serves Boston and the North Shore, said a close-call with his son behind the wheel inspired the idea. Read the full story at LowellSun.com.Drivers Failing DMV Written Tests at Alarming Rates (Florida)
Nicole Carvalho prides herself is being a safe teen driver, but she almost didn't get a license. Her biggest obstacle she said was the Florida DMV written test, which she took not once or not twice, but eight times. In the past two years, DMV officials have made the test questions tougher, and in two years the failure rate has gone from 40 percent to almost 70 percent. Read the full story at Local10.com.License Plate Tags May Continue to Stick Around in Pennsylvania
A plan to eliminate the tiny registration stickers that drivers must put on their license plates appears to be running into a police roadblock. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, hoping to modernize the renewal process and make it more consumer friendly, wants to stop sending out the stickers at the end of next year. Read the full article in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
For the rest of the most recent news, read: AAMVA Regional News – July 24, 2015.
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