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  • Region 4 Conference Wraps Up


    From July 15-17, AAMVA hosted the Region 4 Conference in Denver, Colorado. During the conference, members had the opportunity to network and attend sessions on hot topics, including industry trends and technology, vehicle sales and titling, impaired and at-risk drivers, workplace culture, 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!

    Managing Data Privacy Working Group Survey

    AAMVA's Managing Data Privacy Working Group needs your input to help jurisdictions implement best practices aimed at strengthening privacy, while addressing the operational data sharing responsibilities. To assist the Working Group, we request your agency's input with two surveys. One survey focuses on agreement with other organizations that request data, data governance and personnel. The second survey focuses on data requests and audit & accounting procedures. Please respond to these surveys by July 31.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Knittle. Thank you for your assistance.

    AAMVA Staff Presents at SPPADS Conference

    SPPADS_Conference_2019On July 10, 2019, Brian Ursino, AAMVA Director of Law Enforcement presented to the IACP Division of State & Provincial Police Academy Directors (SPPADS) conference in Nashville, TN. Brian provided an abbreviated version of "AAMVA, Yeah We Do That" and then focused on the many AAMVA training products available that SPPADS commanders could consider including in their various training curricula. 


    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for July 19, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    New Hampshire Has a Dirty Mind When It Comes to Rejected Vanity License Plates

    Figuring out why certain vanity license plates have been rejected by the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles can be obvious or perplexing, depending on the message. A Loudon driver, for example, requested 'PRO420,' a reference to marijuana. It did not pass the decency test...The rules for New Hampshire vanity plates are set by the legislature and enforced by the DMV. Among things that can't be referred to 'in any language, whether read forward, backward, by mirror image or by phonetic spelling' are 'intimate body parts or genitals,' 'sexual or excretory acts or functions,' 'profanity,' 'violence,' 'illegal activities,' 'drugs,' 'gangs,' and 'hatred or bigotry.' Read more at concordmonitor.com.


    PennDOT in Early Stages of Digital License Plate Pilot Program (Pennsylvania)

    Digital license plates have been given the green-light in a few states across the country. Here in Pennsylvania, PennDOT is in the early stages of a pilot program. KYW Newsradio's Suburban Bureau Chief Jim Melwert talks to one of the men behind the new tech about what it is and what it could offer. Read more at kywnewsradio.radio.com.


    Rep. Lori Ehrlich Files Legislation to Protect Keyless Vehicle Drivers From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Massachusetts)

    HD.4366 is aimed at operational safety for keyless ignition technology and would require manufacturers, dealers, and rental companies to ensure vehicles include auto-stop technology...Once a luxury feature, keyless ignition technology is now standard in more than half of the 17 million vehicles sold annually in the U.S. A rising number of carbon monoxide poisoning cases and deaths are attributed to vehicles with keyless ignition devices left running...Read more at northofboston.wickedlocal.com.


    Fact Checker: Are Drugs Now a Bigger Factor Than Alcohol in Traffic Deaths? Checking in on Gov. Reynolds' Claim (Iowa)

    During a June interview, Gov. Kim Reynolds defended her decision to veto a change to Iowa's medical marijuana laws. The Gazette Fact Checker team has looked further into one of her claims. 'Right now, more Americans are killed in drug-impaired traffic crashes than alcohol. It's switched, from 44 to 38 percent. And a third of Iowa drug-related fatal crashes involve THC'...When the Fact Checker asked Reynolds where she got the information about national drug-impaired traffic crashes, she referred us to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Administration. The 40-page report uses data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, an annual census of fatal injuries suffered in vehicle crashes across the country. Read more at thegazette.com.


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