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  • Region 2 Conference Next Week! 

    2019r2logoAAMVA's 2019 Region 2 Conference takes place next week, June 24-26, in Houston, Texas! Register online today! The conference provides an opportunity for you and your peers to discuss relevant driver's license, motor vehicle and law enforcement related issues. As with every AAMVA conference, the ability to network is one of the most beneficial experiences, and this year's regional conference provides several networking opportunities, as well as interactive learning opportunities. Jurisdiction attendees will learn about the successes and challenges of others, share ideas, build relationships, and discover the many products and services provided by our industry partners that can assist in your mission. Industry attendees will have the opportunity to meet with key players in the driver's license, motor vehicle and law enforcement arenas. Visit the 2019 Region 2 Conference Website for more information and to register!

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    Share your opinion with AAMVA and help us improve our flagship publication, MOVE Magazine. Your feedback is very important to us and will ultimately help us provide AAMVA members with an enhanced magazine. Please take a few minutes to answer these quick questions. Your information will remain strictly confidential and will be reported only in total along with the opinions of other respondents. Thank you for your participation. 


    Survey: PDPS Inquiry for Airline Pilots 

    AAMVA is seeking information regarding the way NDR/PDPS is currently being provided by jurisdictions. The airline industry is mandated under the Pilot Record Improvement Act (PRIA) to check the National Driver Registry (NDR) as part of the screening process for airline pilots. While access to the NDR is typically provided by State Driver License Agencies (SDLAs) through the Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS), some SDLAs have recently stopped this service for airlines. As a result, airline representatives have asked AAMVA to provide NDR/PDPS access to the airline industry under PRIA. AAMVA would first like to assess how this service is currently being provided by the jurisdictions before determining how to work with the airline industry. Please respond to this survey by July 9, 2019

    This Week's Webinars

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

    Tuesday, June 18, 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.


    Disability Placard and Plate Fraud: Deterrence & Detection

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT 

    Jurisdictions are challenged by the illegal use of disability placards and plates as well as the unlawful use of disability parking spaces.  The application process for disability placards and plates can also be susceptible to fraud.  How can jurisdictions bolster their efforts to deter and detect these crimes?  One jurisdiction, the California Department of Motor Vehicle Investigations Office, has taken a proactive approach by developing enforcement programs to root out disability parking violators and plate/placard fraud.  In 2018, AAMVA, in partnership with NHTSA, worked on solutions to these problems by forming a working group and developing a best practice document for deterring and detecting fraud and misuse.  This document provides many solutions and ideas that a jurisdiction can utilize for their own program development and enhancement.  

    This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.


    CSTIMS June 2019 Release and decommissioning of CSTIMS Enhanced Application 

    Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT) 

    The Webinar will provide an overview of the CSTIMS June 2019 Release (Enhancement to Reports, User Administration, User Preference, CLP Validity and Security) and decommissioning of the CSTIMS Enhanced Application. 

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


    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for June 14, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    Rejected License Plates: These Car Tags Were Too Vulgar to Be Seen on Mississippi Roads

    We've all seen them — personalized license plates that make a vehicle stand out or draw attention to the driver. But there are unique combinations of seven letters and numbers that we will never see. That's because the Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles determines them to be too offensive. The Clarion Ledger wanted to know more about these rejected plates — how the decisions are made and what the requests were. Here's what we found. Read the article at clarionledger.com.


    Virginia DMV Updates and Celebrates Employees with Monthly Newsletter

    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases a monthly employee newsletter to highlight events, achievements, and upcoming projects. Included are photos from past events, a message from the commissioner, new opportunities within the DMV, milestones, crash fatality statistics, positive customer feedback, and much more. Read the newsletter here.


    Upgraded Driver's License & ID Cards Will Protect Vermonters Identity (Vermont)

    The next time you go to the DMV you will likely notice a big change when it comes to your license or ID card. The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is giving the method of how they prepare your license or ID card a major upgrade-- for the sake of protecting your personal information. The rollout started Tuesday at the DMV in Rutland...Commissioner Wanda Minoli told us, the days of printing your license or ID card is a thing of the past because of how easy it has become to make a fake ID. She explains there are five layers, and each layer has its own security feature. 'Things that I can identify and highlight is that the signature is a raised signature.' Along with the driver's license number...Another noticeable change, the DMV will no longer ask a person's sex. Rather their gender. Read the article at mychamplainvalley.com.


    Low Levels of THC in Marijuana Don't Increase Crashes While Driving, Study Finds

    Smoking marijuana containing low levels of the drug's main psychoactive ingredient does not increase most drivers' risk of a crash even though Canada's impaired-drug laws would penalize them, says the lead investigator of a study that analyzed THC amounts in the blood samples of more than 3,000 people who were injured behind the wheel. Dr. Jeffrey Brubacher, associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia, said the findings apply to THC levels of less than five nanograms per millilitre of blood. Brubacher, a toxicologist who is also an emergency room physician at Vancouver General Hospital, said blood samples taken between 2010 and 2016 at seven trauma centres as part of clinical care were used for a broad spectrum of analysis measuring THC, other recreational drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and amphetamines, as well as sedating medication. Read the article at thestar.com.


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