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  • S2S User Group Meets in Orlando

    S2S_Orlando_2019The second annual State-to-State (S2S) User Group meeting was held September 11-12 in Orlando, Florida. With 25 states already on board, and 21 additional states scheduled for implementation within the next three years, the program is on its way to full nationwide coverage by 2023. The day and a half conference provided jurisdictions the opportunity to network and learn from their peers. The meeting agenda covered topics including how fraud is identified via S2S, recent decisions made by the S2S Governance Committee, and a roundtable session. 

    Ian Grossman Presents at National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators

    IGrossman_SMSA_2019Ian Grossman, VP Member Services & Public Affairs, represented AAMVA and the Road to Zero Coalition at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA). SMSA is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership for state administered motorcycle safety programs. Read more at smsa.org.

    AAMVA Autonomous Vehicle Working Group/Law Enforcement Subgroup Members Speak at Automated Vehicles & State Law Enforcement Summit

    AVWG_LESub_AVSummit_2019Several members of AAMVA's Autonomous Vehicle Working Group/Law Enforcement subgroup were invited to speak at the national Automated Vehicles & State Law Enforcement Summit co-hosted by NHTSA and the Colorado State Patrol in Lakewood, Colorado, from September 10 – 11. Pictured (left to right) are Bernard Soriano, CA DMV, AVWG Chair; Brian Ursino, AAMVA; Sergeant Terry McDonnell, NYSP; Assistant Chief Chris Childs, CHP; Captain John Ehmsen, CSP. 

    Members Needed for License Plate Standard Working Group

    AAMVA is seeking 11 AAMVA jurisdiction members to serve on the License Plate Standard Working Group. The working group will review and update the AAMVA License Plate Standard. It is anticipated that this will be a 1-year project. We are also seeking associate member representatives to serve as Technical Advisors to the working group. Technical Advisors will be invited to attend the first meeting to provide information that will inform the members prior to beginning their work. Technical Advisors will also be provided the opportunity to comment on a draft document before it is finalized. If you are qualified and interested in serving on this working group, please complete the volunteer application and submit to committees@aamva.org no later than September 25, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Brian Ursino, Director of Law Enforcement Programs.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – How to Correct Title and Brand Data on the Central Site

    Tuesdays, September 17, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

    In the past, states contacted the AAMVA Help Desk directly if they needed to make a data correction. As part of the NMVTIS reengineering effort, a Help Desk feature was created to allow states to correct their title and brand data on the central site. When states perform their own data corrections the timeliness and accuracy of the data corrections improves substantially. This webinar is focused on explaining the capability of the Help Desk feature as included in the SWI. Data correction scenarios are explained and matched to the correct update operation within the SWI. A brief overview of the SWI application will also be provided

    Note:  This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only. 


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

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 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 September 20, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    Stolen Minivan Sold by Used Car Dealership (Nevada)

    Rene Strid recalls her bizarre visit to the DMV as something she never thought possible. "I was in the twilight zone and it was probably one of the worst car-buying experiences that I've experienced." Buying a used car can be a daunting experience for a variety of reasons...DMV Compliance and Enforcement Administrator Joseph (JD) Decker says his office gets about four stolen cars a week. When their system flags a car as stolen, he explains, "We get notified immediately because now it's essentially a felony stop for us. We have a stolen vehicle outside and we want to identify the person who brought the vehicle in--they could be a suspect or they could be a victim. There's a 50/50 chance. We don't know and we want to make sure that we capture the vehicle before the person attempts to flee and becomes a danger to the public." Read more at ktnv.com.

    New Information on NJ Driver's License Changes, Real ID (Video) (New Jersey)

    New Jersey finally revealed some of the big changes to driver's licenses that many other states already have in place. But first thing's first: You can finally start the process of obtaining REAL ID, according to Sue Fulton, Motor Vehicle Commission chairwoman and chief administrator. On Wednesday, Fulton revealed what you need to know to start the process of obtaining the REAL ID: Read more at patch.com.

    New Study Ranks Most + Least Dangerous Songs for Driving

    A new study suggests rock can be both the safest and most dangerous music to listen to while driving, depending on the song's dynamics. Of the 10 songs tested by South China University of Technology, Green Day's "American Idiot" was the most hazardous, while Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" was the most safe. This study used a total of 20 drivers and 60 driving simulation tests. "The association between in-vehicle music listening, physiological and psychological response, and driving performance" was studied, measuring "perceived mental workload, standard deviation of speed, and frequency of lane crossing." Read more at loudwire.com.

    Oklahoma Mobile Driver's License Program Moves Into High Gear

    Add the Oklahoma mobile driver's license to the list of pioneering state-issued IDs. According to reports from local media, the state is beta testing its own mobile driver's license program, with hopes that a full program can be rolled out this fall, perhaps in October. Oklahoma is home to some 4 million people, of whom about 3 million are of driving age, according to U.S. Census and other estimates. For these tests, the state wants at least 5,000 people to take part – with some reports saying that 10,000 might ultimately participate. Read more at secureidnews.com.

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