Key among AAMVA's goals is improving highway safety and identification security by promoting uniform standards for all areas related to driver licensing. AAMVA is committed to improving driver safety and to the "one driver, one record" driver's license concept.
The International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) program was designed as a result of the growing responsibilities being placed on driver licensing personnel. In 1980 AAMVA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began the development of an examiner certification program and in 1982, the Certified Driver Examiner (CDE) Program was approved and ready for jurisdictions to adopt.
In all, the following programs have been developed
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Updates to the DL/ID Card Design Standard (CDS) include:
February 2013 Best Practice Guide to ReducingSuspended Drivers
AAMVA Working Group Releases "Best Practice Guide to Reducing Suspended Drivers"
The suspension of driving privileges has been used for decades to address poor driving behavior. However, what was originally intended as a sanction to address poor driving behavior is now used as a mechanism to gain compliance with non-highway safety, or social non-conformance, reasons. Eliminating suspensions for non-highway safety violations will significantly reduce the burden on DMVs, law enforcement, the courts and society. AAMVA's Suspended/Revoked Working Group recommends that legislatures repeal state laws requiring the suspension of driving privileges for non-highway safety related violations. Download the document today to learn more.
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Driver Standing Committee
Driver Licensing Systems