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  • Best Practices & Model Legislation


  • Through AAMVA's Committees and Working Groups, AAMVA works with member jurisdictions to develop Best Practice documents and model legislation. These documents are designed for Chief Driver License Administrators and Law Enforcement personnel and staff.

    A "Best Practices Document" establishes the ideal approach for establishing and maintaining programs. The guidelines provided in this document are recommended and provide a jurisdiction with details on optimal model programs. A "Best Practice" is not mandated nor monitored for compliance. 

  • Released August 2015

    Ignition Interlock Program
    Best Practices Guide
        Ignition Interlock Program BP - August 2015 - Cover

    AAMVA's Ignition Interlock Program Best Practices Working Group developed this guide in order to fill in the gaps not addressed by NHTSA's Model Guideline to State Ignition Interlock Programs, and the Association of Ignition Interlock Programs Administrators’ (AIIPA) Standardized Vocabulary & Standardized Best Practice Recommendations, offer additional guidance to DMVs legislatively charged with administering ignition interlock programs. Using the three documents together, jurisdictions can find a complete set of best practices to help build or maintain effective ignition interlock programs. Accompanying the guide is a training video for law enforcement officers who may encounter a driver who is operating a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device. Learn what driver's license ignition interlock restriction codes mean, some ignition interlock device circumvention tactics, and other useful information.

    Watch the Video Executive Summary

    Download the Document  |   DVD Insert | LE Training Video


    Facial Recognition
    Best Practices Guide
    Facial Recognition Program BP - August 2015 - Cover

    AAMVA’s Facial Recognition Working Group developed Facial Recognition Program Best Practices to offer recommendations to all DMVs having or beginning a facial recognition (FR) program. The document offers an overview of facial recognition technology, and DMVs with up and running programs can compare their business and operational practices against these best practice recommendations to improve their existing program. DMVs just starting a Facial Recognition program can use the best practices document as a blueprint to help them build a strong program from the ground-up.

    - Watch the Video Executive Summary

    - Download the Document  |  DVD Insert


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