Driver Licensing and Identification

Vehicle Registration and Titling

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  • Ohio to Join State-to-State Verification Service (S2S)

    Ohio will begin using AAMVA's State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) on Monday, April 19, 2021. Tasks related to on-boarding Ohio will be conducted during the weekend of April 17, 2021. During this process (Saturday evening to Monday morning), there will be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S Central Site (Central Site) will be in inquiry-only mode or unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2:00 AM ET to 5:00 AM ET on Sunday, April 18, 2021). AAMVA is taking all steps possible to minimize service interruptions and will be sending alerts notifying states of Central Site availability throughout the process. Read more here.

    AAMVA's Combined Standing Committees Meet Virtually

    AAMVA’s three standing committees – Driver, Law Enforcement, and Vehicle – met virtually last week as a combined group. Individual committees held separate breakout meetings prior to the combined meeting. Each committee reported on their feedback from the virtual Workshop, recommendations for new working groups and projects, and new proposed policies. The group also provided feedback on a Federal Highway Administration data initiative. Committee members participated in networking breakouts that allowed them to connect in small groups, which was widely appreciated. The next Combined Standing Committees meeting will take place in October 2021, hopefully in person.

    AAMVA’s Joint mDL Working Group Meets with Australian Counterparts

    mdl_australiaAAMVA’s Joint mDL Working Group has been diligently working to provide guidance  documentation for jurisdictions to prepare for mobile driver license (mDL) and implement solutions. As mDL is a global topic, the discussions in the working group are not unique to North America. On Thursday, April 8, 2021 members of the Joint mDL Working Group met virtually with Australia’s Registration and Licensing (RL) Systems and Personal Identity Committee, as well as Australian policy makers and identity owners. The topics included digital trust services, governance, and law enforcement acceptance of mDL. The meeting provided insight on the similarities of the topics being discussed in each of the groups, and laid the groundwork for continued collaboration between AAMVA, Austroads and the working groups in the future.

    E-Title Working Group Seeks Feedback on Draft E-Titling Solution Framework Document

    etitle_form_200_1879703AAMVA's E-Title Working Group is developing a guidance document and standards to support a national interoperable electronic titling solution. As a first step, the working group focused on identifying key elements of an interoperable solution and has drafted a framework. The working group recognizes the value of gaining input from all parties who are involved in titling transactions throughout the process and invites feedback from jurisdictions and stakeholders. The E-Titling Solution Framework is available for download on the AAMVA website and your comments can be submitted online until April 23, 2021.
    Click here to submit your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact Casey Garber, AAMVA's Manager, Vehicle Program at cgarber@aamva.org.

    New AAMVAcast Episode

    In this episode, we speak with Jack Basso, Chair of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance, about sources of highway funding, what the change in administration might mean for efforts to move toward a mileage-based user fee system, and the role DMVs may play in making this change.

    You can find AAMVAcast on its own website, as well as on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. We'll be releasing new episodes every Monday, featuring conversations with Ian Grossman and members of the AAMVA Community. Subscribe today!

    This episode is brought to you by FAST Enterprises.



    Jurisdiction Response to COVID-19

    Click here to view consolidated information and see how motor vehicle administrations are handling driver licensing and vehicle registration. This document will be updated with the most current information on our  homepage

    Motor Vehicle Industry Response on COVID-19 Pandemic

    Below are a selection of news releases and announcements regarding the effects of coronavirus on the motor vehicle community.




        The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for April 2, 2021 received the highest click-through rates:

        Jurisdiction Response to COVID-19

        Click here to view consolidated information and see how motor vehicle administrations are handling driver licensing and vehicle registration. This document will be updated with the most current information on our homepage

        Motor Vehicle Industry Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

        Below are a selection of news articles regarding the effects of coronavirus on the motor vehicle community.






                                                                                                Mother Creates Mobile App To Help Protect Black Drivers

                                                                                                In a display of motherly love and concern for her son's safety, one mom created a mobile app that would protect Black drivers in the event they are pulled over by police. Charmine Davis, a clinical psychotherapist in California, was concerned as her son neared driving age as Black drivers are more likely to be pulled over by police than white drivers. Read more at abc7.com.

                                                                                                These 20 Cities Have the Most Aggressive Drivers (2021)

                                                                                                Drivers in these cities are the worst offenders when it comes to the most egregious (and illegal) forms of aggressive behavior on the roads. From speeding or tailgating to running red lights, aggressive driving contributes significantly to motor vehicle crashes and fatalities — which, unfortunately, have risen 8 percent over the past year. Read more at knbr.com.

                                                                                                Massachusetts Driving School Owner Snared in Drug Investigation Owes $1 Million To Students After Abruptly Closing, Lawsuit Says

                                                                                                The owner of a Massachusetts driving school that closed after the owner was arrested on methamphetamine trafficking charges owes students $1 million, according to a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Maura Healey...The attorney general’s office started a civil investigation into potential consumer protection violations after receiving several consumer complaints and being contacted by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Read more at masslive.com.

                                                                                                After a String of Bungled Tech Upgrades, California Tries a New Approach

                                                                                                California may be home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world, but as the pandemic unemployment payment scandal has shown, proximity to greatness doesn’t seem to have helped the state's IT messes, much...but the state is hoping a new way of procuring and updating technology will help prevent similar computer meltdowns in the future. Read more at kqed.org.

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