• Suspended Driver Alternative Reinstatement Working Group

  • This Working Group will be updating the 2013 Reducing Suspended Drivers Best Practices with a primary focus on adding a component addressing alternatives to traditional or established license reinstatement practices without sacrificing our highway safety focus, with a particular focus on individuals under the age of 21. The suspension or revocation of driving privileges, generally used to address poor driving behavior, may create barriers to individuals whose financial circumstances prevent them from completing the required steps to getting the license restored.  In particular, those under the age of 21 who have been suspended for various reasons may be disenfranchised from future employment without a driver’s license, almost ensuring a never ending cycle of unemployment. In many cases young adults who have been involved in employment training with hope for future employment are stifled by their inability to get their driving privilege reinstated. When that happens, it keeps them in a cycle of unemployment that potentially causes them to make life choices that are not only detrimental to themselves, but to society in general. Download Suspended Driver Alternative Reinstatement Working Group Charter.

    For more information contact Brian Ursino, AAMVA Staff - Project Leader, 703.350.5103 

    Charles Gooch (2018)
    Managing Counsel
    Missouri Department of Revenue
    General Counsel's Office 



    Diosdado Arroyo (2018)

    Legal Presence Manager
    Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services

    Gabriel Boisvert (2018)
    Legislative Analyst
    Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

    Charlotte Boyd-Malette (2018)

    Director, Processing Services
    North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles

    Chad Campbell (2018)
    Deputy Division Director
    Arizona Motor Vehicle Division

    Marcy Coleman, Esq. (2018)

    Assistanty Administrator
    for Safety & Regulations
    Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles

    Leslie Dews (2018)
    Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

    George Torres (2018)
    Manager V
    LOD - Financial Responsibility Unit
    California Department of Motor Vehicles 

    Lacey Hane (2018)
    Revenue Customer Rep Specialist
    Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles

    Christina Martin (2018)

    Washington State Patrol
    Field Operations Bureau

    Shirley Rivers (2018)
    Deputy Director
    Procedures and Compliance
    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

    Technical Advisors

    Frederick Thieman (2018)
    The Buhl Foundation


    Konstantina Vagenas (2018)
    Director/Chief Counsel Access
    to Justice Initiatives
    National Center for State Courts

    April Rai (2018)
    Executive Director
    National Organizations for Youth Safety

    Tina Miller
    Program Development Manager
    Driver Safety Division - State Programs
    National Safety Council
    Federal Government Representatives 

    Michelle Atwell
    Highway Safety Specialist
    National Highway Traffic
    Safety Administration

    Selden Fritschner
    Senior Transportation Specialist
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


    AAMVA Staff - Project Manager -  Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement Programs,  (703) 350-5103 

    AAMVA Staff -  Julie Knittle, Director, Member Services, Regions 3 & 4, (571) 405-1016