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    NMVTIS Performance Management Concept (PMC) Pilot

    AAMVA has initiated the NMVTIS Performance Management Concept (PMC) pilot. The purpose of the PMC is to develop tools to support ongoing monitoring by AAMVA and the states to support optimum state performance in the system. The PMC pilot consists of three reports and an interactive map. The reports will monitor NMVTIS to capture unexpected activities that can potentially result in inaccurate data or fraudulent activities. The interactive map enables easy visual access to a subset of a state's profile information. This pilot will last 12 months and include participation from nine states: Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. Upon Completion of the pilot, AAMVA will make a determination on expanding these tools to all jurisdictions participating in NMVTIS.

    AAMVA Awards Program 2020 - Call for Entries

    Don't miss this opportunity to be recognized for the great work your jurisdiction does every day - improving day-to-day business, reaching out to the community, and saving lives. The AAMVA Awards Program recognizes members of the motor vehicle and law enforcement community by honoring individuals, teams, and organizations who have committed their time and resources to the following categories: Safety, Service, Security, Public Affairs & Consumer Education (PACE), and International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC).


    AAMVA Awards are open to all AAMVA jurisdiction member agencies whose FY2020 dues are paid. Entries submitted for the 2020 Awards must have been conducted (produced, implemented, and/or developed) between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019. If an entry won an award in 2019, it cannot be resubmitted for 2020 unless it has major upgrades or developments. 


    Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 IDEC Examiner of the Year Award

    AAMVA is now accepting nominations for the 2019 IDEC Examiner of the Year Award. Each year, the International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) Board and AAMVA recognize outstanding examiners through the IDEC Examiner of the Year award. Each active IDEC member jurisdiction nominates one examiner for outstanding performance as a driver's license examiner. Examiners are selected for their excellence in adhering to the principles and recommended practices of driver examining (the Examiner's Code of Ethics) and for their high level of conduct in their profession. Examiners must be active participating members of the IDEC program.  

    Each of the jurisdictional nominees will have their name, photograph and nomination letter posted to the AAMVA Web site and they will also receive a certificate of recognition. Of the individual jurisdiction submissions, one nominee is chosen as the Outstanding Examiner of the Year which will be presented at the AAMVA Annual International Conference, August 25-27, 2020 in Austin, TX.  

    To submit your entry, go to the AAMVA Awards Program webpage and click on Submit Entry in the top right. If you have any questions or issues about your entry, contact awards@aamva.org.

    The following articles from  AAMVA's Regional News for December 6, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    Here Are Some of the 6,000 Words Maryland Won't Let You Put on Your Vanity License Plate

    The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has expanded its list of rejected vanity license plates to more than 6,000. The "Objectionable Plates List" is a decades-long collection of vulgar words and other terms Marylanders have unsuccessfully tried to put on their bumpers. The list contains words and phrases rejected by the MVA due to scatalogical or sexual meaning; curse words, epithets or obscenities; deceptive or fraudulent meanings; references to illegal acts; or messages about a race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Read more at baltimoresun.com.

    Blackout Continues to Sell Out (Iowa)

    Throughout the state, demand is high for the change in vehicular aesthetics. The Associated Press reported in late October the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued more than 46,000 blackout plates since July. As a result, the specialty plates have exceeded the more than 30,000 University of Iowa plates in circulation today. Now, the blackout color scheme is the most popular specialty license plate design choice among Iowans. Read more at newtondailynews.com.

    New, Updated Changes for NJ Driver's Licenses, Real ID Wait Times (New Jersey)

    The Motor Vehicle Commission is making weekly changes and updates to its driver's license and REAL ID system now that wait times are reportedly as long as three months. The agency also has more than twice as many places to get one – 17 – than it had a month ago. The MVC said it is expanding its services every week and adding appointments as quickly as the "next day" – not three months, according to William Connolly, a spokesman for the agency. Read more at patch.com.

    Uber and Lyft Want Cars to Have Front License Plates. Pennsylvania Is One of 19 States Without Them.

    On Thanksgiving eve, one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, many revelers in Philadelphia ordered a ride from Uber or Lyft. The rideshare apps have recently taken to reminding users to make sure before getting in that the license plate of the car they ordered matches the one on the vehicle that arrives. Those warnings were spurred by stories like that of a New Jersey woman who in March ordered an Uber in South Carolina, mistakenly got in the wrong car, and was kidnapped and killed. But what if riders can't easily see the license plate of the car coming to pick them up? Read more at inquirer.com.

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