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  • International Board of Directors Holds Annual Winter Meeting

    The AAMVA Board of Directors held their annual January meeting last week in Phoenix. The Board received operational updates on key initiatives by AAMVA staff and heard briefings from numerous partners and stakeholders, including federal government agencies. The Board also approved a few key measures, including authorizing a second year of funding for regional roundtable meetings of chief administrators. The Board also approved a new whitepaper on the topic of dockless electric scooters and an update to the Foreign Nationals Roadside Resource Card. Both documents will be made available to members in the coming weeks.

    Texas Uses NMVTIS State Web Services

    Texas recently integrated its duplicate title issuance process into its existing NMVTIS process, utilizing Web Services. Congratulations Texas on implementing this new process. For more information about NMVTIS State Web Services, please contact Tom Manuel, Senior Program Manager. 

    New Release of the ACD Manual

    Release 5.2.2 of the ACD Manual was published last year with an effective date of November 30, 2018. The sole purpose of publishing the new release was to make available new ACD code U11 to all jurisdictions. ACD code U11 maps to the No Trafficking on Our Roads Act (S. 1532), which became Public Law 115-106 on January 8, 2018, and addresses the United States Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) efforts to curb human trafficking. Guidance on the use of ACD code U11 is available in section of the manual: Using ACD Code U11. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact the AAMVA Operations Department at 1-888-AAMVA80 option 1 or helpdesk@aamva.org.

    Law Enforcement Member Needed for Autonomous Vehicle Working Group

    AAMVA is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Autonomous Vehicle Working Group with a jurisdiction member with highway safety law enforcement expertise and knowledge of automated and autonomous vehicles. The purpose of the Working Group is to work with AAMVA jurisdictions, law enforcement, federal agencies and other stakeholders to gather, organize and share information with the AAMVA community related to the development, design, testing, use and regulation of autonomous vehicles and other emerging vehicle technologies. Based on the group's research, guidance to assist member jurisdiction in regulating autonomous vehicles will be updated. If you are interested in serving on this Working Group, please complete the volunteer application and submit to committees@aamva.org by January 25, 2019. If you have questions about the working group, please contact Cathie Curtis, Director, Vehicle Programs.

    Foreign Reciprocity Resource Guide (FRRG) Working Group Seeking Volunteer from Region 4 

    The Foreign Reciprocity Resource Guide Working Group will identify obsolete or out-of-date sections of the Foreign Reciprocity Resource Guide and support the creation and distribution of a new and updated FRRG. The guide will assist in maintaining highway safety standards by providing a recommended process to allow jurisdictions to make informed decisions on recognition of foreign driving privileges. AAMVA is seeing one jurisdiction member to serve on the Working Group from Region 4. If you are interested in serving on this Working Group, please complete the volunteer application and submit to committees@aamva.org.  If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Kevin Lewis, Director, Driver Programs or Jessi Ross, Program Director, Driver License Compacts & Reciprocity. 

    This Week’s Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI)  – Understanding the Administrative Features

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

    The NMVTIS SWI Web Application is used by the states to perform title verification and data corrections. This webinar focuses on how the states use the administrative features to oversee the states user community. A brief overview of the SWI application is also provided. The SWI application has been built so that each state manages their own user community. This includes configuring the system with organizations to which users are assigned. The state administrator is responsible for user role assignments and user account activation and deactivation. The SWI Application also includes a reporting component that allows state administrators to monitor user activity. Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.

    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (AMIE Version) – Part 1  

    Thursday, January 17, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET) 

    NMVTIS has two third party transactions that involve updates between the central site and multiple states. Because the transactions involve multiple states and the central site, it is possible for a transaction to break down before it completes. Further activity against this title record is greatly restricted until the problem is resolved. This webinar provides instruction as to how to identify and resume suspended transactions. The intended audience for this webinar are NMVTIS Help Desk Personnel, Business Process Analyst and IT System Integrators. Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction members only

    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for January 4, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    The Least and Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

    Drunk driving poses a very real danger – around the world, and in the United States. But as with most things, not all states are equal in this matter. Based on statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safewise has revealed the states in our union that have the highest and lowest rates of death by impaired driving. And the figures are startling: while one state had just 1.38 deaths per 100,000 people from drunk driving, the bottom had five and a half that number. Read the article at carbuzz.com.


    The Auto Industry Said Goodbye to a Lot of Cars in 2018

    In 2018, the U.S. automotive industry began to say goodbye to one of its longest-enduring products: the car. Both Ford Motor Co. and General Motors said they were going to nearly eliminate their production of sedans and coupes to concentrate on the much-more profitable production of sport utility vehicles and trucks. Read the article at bizjournals.com.


    Skip the Line: California Drivers Can Now Do More at DMV Self-Service Kiosks

    For many people, nothing can ruin a day quite like standing in line at the DMV. The California Department of Motor Vehicles knows how frustrating waiting for your number to be called can be — so they introduced self-service kiosks. At the kiosk drivers can instantly get their vehicle registration and license plate stickers without having to stand in line for hours at a time. In 2019, the DMV is making customer visits even more convenient, by adding more services to the kiosks. Read the article at abc10.com.


    REAL ID Act Letter Landing in Mailboxes of Many Texas Drivers

    Thousands of Texas residents are receiving letters from the department of public safety warning that their driver's licenses are about to expire. Many people are receiving these letters even though their licenses are still valid for more than a year or two. But, there is an explanation. DPS is in the process of implementing The REAL ID ACT program, which will require many Texans to get an updated ID to travel and go into federal buildings. Read the article at kwtx.com.


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