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  • AAMVA Seeks New Law Enforcement Program Manager 

    AAMVA has recently initiated a search for a new Director, Vehicle Programs. This position is responsible for the development, monitoring and disseminating of information in the broad area of the AAMVA Law Enforcement Program, and more specifically in the areas of DMV Investigations and NMVTIS use by law enforcement. Additionally, this position is responsible for initiating, maintaining, and cultivating stakeholder relationships. Click here to view the full job description and apply.


    Register Now for AAMVA's Region 1 and Region 2 Membership Meetings

    Don’t forget to register for this month’s Annual Membership Meetings! The Region 1 Annual Membership Meeting will take place on June 30, and the Region 2 Annual Membership Meeting will take place on June 29. Both meetings will be held virtually, and are open to both members and non-members. AAMVA's Annual Membership Meetings include an update from the region's leadership team and AAMVA's President & CEO, Anne Ferro, as well as the annual election of the region’s board of directors. Click here to register and view more upcoming events.


    Survey: Help AAMVA Improve MOVE Magazine

    Share your opinion with AAMVA and help us improve our flagship publication, MOVE Magazine. Your feedback is very important to us and will ultimately help us provide AAMVA members with an enhanced magazine. Please take a few minutes to answer these quick questions. Your information will remain strictly confidential and will be reported only in total along with the opinions of other respondents. Thank you for your participation.
        
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    AAMVA Visits AST and DMV in Anchorage

    On Thursday, June 10, Julie Knittle, AAMVA's Director of Member Services for Regions 3 & 4, and Brian Ursino, AAMVA's Director of Law Enforcement, went to Anchorage, Alaska, for their first jurisdiction visit of 2021. They met first with Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Director Jeffrey Schmitz and several members of his management team, followed by a meeting with Alaska State Troopers (AST) Colonel Bryan Barlow, and Majors Bernard Chastain and David Hanson. The visit concluded with a joint lunch with DMV and AST leadership.

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    New Hampshire Kicks Off Pilot Testing for CDL Modernization Project

    AAMVA is modernizing the 2005 CDL Skills Testing System administration with a project that began today. New Hampshire had a great day of testing with a number of different truck configurations, including tractor trailers, school busses, dump trucks and tree trimming trucks. Pictured in front of the truck, New Hampshire DMV CDL Examiner Shannon Hartley was the first applicant to pass the new test. The pilot modernization includes changes to the Vehicle Inspection (VI) test, Basic Control Skills (BCS) test, and CDL Examiner’s Manual test administration procedures based on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) crash causation factors and advances in CMV equipment technologies.

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    S2S Driver History Record (DHR) Administration Training

    AAMVA is now offering a DHR Administration training course. DHR Administration provides states with new measures to improve the administration of non-CDL driver history (DH). Specifically, DHR supports the electronic exchange of out-of-state convictions and withdrawals; provides visibility of individuals that may have more than one DHR; and sets rules for maintaining DH in a standardized manner, all specifically for non-CDLIS drivers.

    It is recommended that attendees have prior knowledge of S2S and/or represent a state that is already participating in S2S. This course focuses on DHR Administration. For other S2S related training courses, please refer to intevista (AAMVA’s virtual classroom). 

    To enroll in this and/or any other AAMVA training course log into intevista and RSVP using the course calendar. 

    For additional information on AAMVA training, please visit our website. For questions, please contact trainer@aamva.org


    New AAMVAcast Episode

    In this episode, we speak with Robert Molloy, Director of the Office of Highway Safety at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), about what NTSB is, their contributions to highway safety, and our shared mission of saving lives.

    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 RecallBuzz, powered by VINsmart.

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    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.

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            The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for June 17, 2021 received the highest click-through rates:


            Utah’s Driver’s Licenses, ID Cards Receive New Design that Features Angels Landing in Zion

            The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division will begin issuing a new, more secure driver’s license and identification card design. According to a press release issued by the Department of Public Safety, Utah’s new design advances fraud protection measures compared to the old design and improves the security of the physical license. DPS Commissioner Jess L. Anderson revealed the new design and said that ultimately, the goal of the redesign is part of department’s mission of keeping Utah safe. Read more at stgeorgeutah.com.  


            Nebraska DMV Reveals New Driver License and ID Card Design  

            The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles announced at a press conference Wednesday that it will begin issuing new drivers licenses and state ID cards this month. The license and ID cards feature new designs and colors that represent the state’s natural and man-made features. Depicted on the front of each card are Jail and Courthouse Rocks near Bridgeport, which highlight the rural prairies of western Nebraska, and the State Capitol Building and skyline of downtown Lincoln, which highlight the urban centers of eastern Nebraska. On the back of the card are sandhill cranes, which migrate to the river valleys of central Nebraska annually. Read more at knkntv.com.


            MTA Cops Catch Three Fake License Plates in 30 Minutes on RFK Bridge (New York)  

            MTA cops foiled three drivers in the span of just 30 minutes last week when the fraudsters tried to use fake temporary license plates to evade the toll on the RFK Bridge, officials said. Bridge officers thwarted the first failed attempt — a fake temporary plate claiming to be registered in New Jersey — at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, officials said. Read more at nypost.com.  


            Philadelphia Police Begin Cracking Down On ATVs, Dirt Bikes Just 2 Days After City Closes Loophole (Pennsylvania)  

            Mere days after a city council crackdown on dirt bikes, ATVs and dune buggies, Philadelphia police confiscated several on Saturday afternoon. Yet, late Saturday night, a train of mostly 500 mostly now illegal rides mobilized and meandered around Center City streets, a clear act of defiance in light of the new legislation. Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com.  


            New Hampshire DMV Announces New Steps to Avoid License Suspension Backlogs  

            The New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles is announcing new processes to prevent backlogs of license suspensions and more. The short- and long-term steps were announced five days before the anniversary of a crash that killed seven motorcycle riders in Randolph in 2019. Read more at wmur.com.  



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