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  • Region 4 Conference Wrap-Up

    2018_Region4_Recap From July 10 - 12, AAMVA hosted the Region 4 Conference in Big Sky, Montana, ending with the swearing in of the new Region 4 Board and their president, Mike Dixon (Colorado). During the conference, members had the opportunity to network and attend sessions on hot topics, including fraud detection, drug impaired driving, e-titling and e-odometer, automatic voter registration, distracted driving, mobile DL, REAL ID and more. View photos of the event by visiting our Flickr page. Presentations are available for download on the AAMVA website (only for AAMVA members). If you attended the conference, please don't forget to provide feedback via the survey on our mobile app. Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors who made this event possible! 

    Alert: Annual International Conference (AIC), Beware of Fraudulent Phone Calls 

    If you are receiving phone calls or emails from any organization or person indicating they have a block of rooms at the Marriott Philadelphia at a lower rate, please note that they are not affiliated with AAMVA in any way. Please continue to contact the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown directly to book rooms for the Annual International Conference. 

    Hotel reservations can be made online here. Visit the AIC website for more details about hotel and travel arrangements, and to register online today!

    Washington to Join State-to-State (S2S) Verification Service

    Washington will begin using the State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) on Tuesday, September 4th. Tasks related to onboarding Washington will be conducted during the weekend of September 1st. During this process (Sunday evening to Tuesday 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 AM to 5 AM on Sunday, September 2nd). Following Washington, several states will be joining the S2S program throughout 2018. Read more here

    AAMVA Attends Automated Vehicles Symposium 2018 in San Francisco

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    The  Automated Vehicles Symposium, one of the most comprehensive AV events of the year, was held in San Francisco last week. Several AAMVA members, including AV Working Group members, were in attendance, such as Bernard Soriano, Deputy Director, California DMV and Lieutenant Colonel Richard Arnold, Michigan State Police. The agenda included 35 specialized breakout sessions and expert-led disciplinary sessions. Keynote speakers included Secretary Elaine L. Chao of DOT and Heidi King from NHTSA. Cathie Curtis, Director of Vehicle Programs, served on two panels to discuss AAMVA's recently published Jurisdictional Guidelines for the Safe Testing and Deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles

    The following articles from Regional News - July 13, 2018 received the highest click-through rates:

    DMV Changes Policy After Woman with International Marriage License Had Issue Getting REAL ID (North Carolina) 

    One day after WRAL News shared the story of a woman who got caught up navigating the path to obtain a REAL ID, the DMV changed their policy.  Amy Cordry, of Garner, said she gathered nearly 20 documents before she headed to the DMV to get a REAL ID - which will be a requirement beginning in 2020 for those who fly or visit federal buildings, military installations and nuclear facilities.  ... But her marriage license was issued by the Island of Jamaica, not in the United States, and could not be accepted as a legal proof of her name change. Read the article at wralcom.

    DMV Investigates Startup that has Disrupted Appointment Process (California)

    As the interminable lines at DMV offices grow longer and timely appointments become nearly impossible to schedule, an Oakland startup offering "expedited appointments" for $19.99 has seen its business boom.  DMV investigators are looking into how the company, YoGov, which partners with the website DMV.org, can guarantee appointments within two weeks when most visitors to the actual DMV website are lucky to find available slots within six weeks. Read the article at sfchronicle.com.

    In District of Columbia, No More License Suspensions for Drivers with Unpaid Tickets 

    Drivers who have unpaid traffic tickets or miss court hearings to address them will no longer see their licenses suspended under legislation approved by the D.C. Council this week. In ending license suspensions due to unpaid tickets, the District joins a handful of jurisdictions that have rejected a practice deemed discriminatory against the poor. The decades-old policy has affected thousands of D.C. drivers each year.  ... Several states and cities recently have drawn similar conclusions.  ... Lawmakers in California, Mississippi and New Orleans have recently passed similar legislation. Read the article at washingtonpost.com.

    Duplicate License Plates Cause Confusion for Cops (South Carolina)

    License plates with only one number on them may seem unique, but there are duplicates and they are becoming a problem for police.  "There are 70 with just the number one on it, there are 60 with the number two on it," said Kevin Shwedo, the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.  There are 792 specialty plates in the state for people on certain commissions, boards and for state representatives and senators. Read the article at wpde.com

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