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AAMVA International Board of Directors held their winter
meeting January 11-12 in Orlando, FL, providing direction on strategic AAMVA
initiatives such as NMVTIS, S2S, and CSTIMS, and thanking the Financial
Sustainability Steering Committee for wrapping up their work that resulted in
reduced fees for members. The Board also received briefings from CCMTA,
IRP, the Industry Advisory Board and three US government
agencies. Embedded in the Board's work last week were discussions about
the future, underscored by AAMVA's extensive work on Automated
Vehicle model state guidelines and the proof of concept underway using
Driver's License functional needs whitepaper. Members interested in
finding out more about these initiatives can visit AAMVA's website.
Non-Commercial Model Driver Testing System (NMDTS) is now available! This new
resource contains two components: the AAMVA Model Driver's License Manual and the AAMVA Model Mentor Guide. AAMVA's Model Driver's License
Manual is a template to assist jurisdictions as they prepare and publish
their own manuals. The information is updated to reflect current laws and
necessary information drivers need to understand driving rules and pass their
licensing test. AAMVA's Model Mentor Guide offers tips and support to parents
and other individuals assisting new drivers in learning and practicing their
skills. It offers general guidelines on planning and conducting
behind-the-wheel driving experiences with new drivers, as well as the basics
of using and driving a vehicle. Visit AAMVA's Best Practices page for more information, and to download other best practices and model legislation.
will begin using the State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) on Monday,
January 29th. Tasks related to on-boarding Alaska will be
conducted during the weekend of January 28-29. During this process (Saturday
evening to Monday morning), there may be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S
Central Site is in inquiry-only mode or is unavailable (over and above the
regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2:00 AM to 5:00 AM on Sunday,
Alaska, several states will be joining the S2S program throughout 2017.
Please visit the State-to-State web page for a full timeline and more information.
is pleased to announce that Kami Beers, Chief of Driver Services for the
Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), has been selected as the new
Chair of the Card Design Standards Committee. At the Delaware DMV, she
is accountable for evaluating, planning, coordinating and implementing
initiatives to ensure that Delaware remains in compliance with federal and
state laws, rules, regulations, and policies regarding driver licenses,
commercial driver licenses, and driver improvement programs. Her position
requires interaction with legislators, attorneys, law enforcement, and state
and federal agencies regarding Delaware's motor vehicle laws. She has been a
part of the AAMVA community since 2009 and has served on several AAMVA
working groups including AAMVA Code Dictionary, CDL Audit, Map-21, CDLIS
Change Proposal Review Committee, CDLIS Working Group, Card Design Standards
Committee, State-to-State (S2S) Pilot, and S2S Compliance Committee.
Kami also attended and graduated from the inaugural 2014 AAMVA Leadership
Here are the most popular stories from AAMVA Regional News - January 6, 2017.
Rhode Island began issuing driver's licenses and ID cards with a new Newport Pell Bridge design this past summer, but they also include a line for a piece of information not formerly included on local licenses: hair color. Read the full story at WPRI.com.
New Hampshire was one of the first states to fight REAL ID and is among the last states to issue licenses and ID cards that meet the standards of the the Sept. 11th-inspired law. Read the full story at NHPR.org.
Now you can't say you weren't warned. Signs are sprouting up at many airports to alert travelers that beginning Jan. 22, 2018, the Transportation Security Administration will begin strict enforcement of the REAL ID requirements at airport security checkpoints. Read the full story at USAToday.com.
The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association is going to court to appeal a recent decision by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles that would allow electric automobile maker Tesla Motors Inc. to open a company-owned dealership in the Richmond area. Read the full story at richmond.com.