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  • Best Practices & Model Legislation

  • Through AAMVA's Committees and Working Groups, AAMVA works with member jurisdictions to develop Best Practice documents and model legislation. These documents are designed for Chief Driver License Administrators and Law Enforcement personnel and staff.

    A "Best Practices Document" establishes the ideal approach for establishing and maintaining programs. The guidelines provided in this document are recommended and provide a jurisdiction with details on optimal model programs. A "Best Practice" is not mandated nor monitored for compliance. 

  • Released November 2018

    AAMVA Working Group Releases Fourth Edition of  NMVTIS Best Practices for Title and Registration Program Managers

    NMVTIS Best Practices - Edition 4
    The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) allows jurisdictions to instantly transmit and verify title, brand and odometer information on the paper title against the electronic record from the state of issuance. 
    NMVTIS is part of the larger vision that creates a complete history of a vehicle, known as the Vehicle Lifecycle Administration (VLA). As jurisdictions used NMVTIS, questions were raised regarding the consistency of business procedures and practices used by jurisdictions when reporting and interpreting vehicle title, brand and history. 

    The NMVTIS Business Rules Working Group encourages all jurisdictions to implement these best practices, which the working group believes will go a long way to help ensure that NMVTIS is the best tool available for preventing title fraud; ensuring vehicle brands are carried forward; and ensuring that a comprehensive vehicle history is established, ultimately improving customer protection and public safety. 
    This document will continue to evolve and be revised by the Business Rules Working Group.             


    NMVTIS Best Practices for Title and Registration Program (Edition 4)  |  AAMVA Special Alert 

    Reducing Suspended Drivers and Alternate Reinstatement Best Practices

    Although it is in the public’s interest to keep unsafe drivers off the roads, broadly restricting licenses for reasons unrelated to an individual’s ability to drive 
    safely may do more harm than good by diverting law enforcement resources and compounding the costs of getting a license reinstated. In this report, it is recommended that jurisdictions consider repealing laws requiring the suspension of driving privileges for non-highway safety reasons. They should also consider alternative reinstatement practices to allow individuals to more quickly reinstate their legal driving privilege when appropriate. These recommendations are of particular importance to younger drivers. 


    Best Practices Document


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