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  • Road to Zero Coalition Releases Vision for Eliminating Roadway Deaths by 2050

    The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, released a comprehensive report laying out strategies for ending roadway deaths in the United States by 2050. It is the first time in the nation's history that so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a comprehensive plan to address motor vehicle fatalities, which have recently increased after years of decline. The Coalition, in a report written by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution, identified three main initiatives to reduce roadway fatalities:

    • Double down on what works through proven, evidence-based strategies;
    • Advance life-saving technology in vehicles and infrastructure; and
    • Prioritize safety by adopting a safe systems approach and creating a positive safety culture.

    A Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050, is released in the midst of national discussions about motor vehicle safety issues such as highly and fully automated vehicles, investing in infrastructure, distracted driving, and alcohol- and drug-impaired driving. The country also is observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the traffic safety community is preparing for the annual Lifesavers Conference, which is the largest gathering of traffic safety professionals in the United States. 
    AAMVA is proud to be a member of the Road to Zero Steering Group, which has been integral to the creation of this report. Visit nsc.org/roadtozero for more information. 

    International Board of Directors Holds Annual Spring Meeting

    The AAMVA Board of Directors held their annual Spring meeting last week in Wisconsin. The Board received operational updates on key initiatives by AAMVA staff and heard briefings from numerous partners and stakeholders, including federal government agencies. The Board also approved a few key measures, including the recently completed Best Practices in Reducing Disability Placard Fraud, which we be available to members in August. The Board spent time reviewing updates to the association's Strategic Framework that that they plan to unveil at the 2018 Annual International Conference in Philadelphia.

    New Mexico to Join State-to-State Verification Service (S2S)

    New Mexico will begin using the State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) on Monday, June 18th. Tasks related to on-boarding New Mexico will be conducted during the weekend of June 16th. During this process (Saturday evening to Monday morning), there may be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S Central Site is in inquiry-only mode or is unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2AM to 5AM on Sunday, June 17th). 
    Following New Mexico, several states will be joining the S2S program throughout 2018. Please visit http://www.aamva.org/State-to-State/ for a full timeline and more information.

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    RMV Sets Aside Goal of Service In 30 Minutes As Real ID Snags Continue (Massachusetts) 

    The Registry of Motor Vehicles has a longstanding goal of serving 80 percent of motorists in less than a half-hour.  But with long lines at branch offices after the recent launch of a new driver's license system, RMV officials have lowered their sights, at least temporarily. Read more at bostonglobe.com

    MVA Takes Another Step To Make It Easier for Customers (Maryland)

    As part of the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration's (MDOT MVA) continued commitment to provide premier service to all Marylanders, the agency announced a new project called Customer Connect to modernize all information technology (IT) systems it uses to deliver services to customers.  The Maryland Board of Public Works just approved the five-year project. Read more at eyeonannapolis.net.

    Column: It's Easy To Vote Illegally In Nevada

    It's easy to vote illegally in Nevada. All a non-citizen has to do is go the DMV and ask. The DMV uses the same form regardless of whether you're getting a driver's license, ID card or driver's authorization card. The latter are for those, like illegal aliens, who can't meet the proof of identity requirements for the other documents. At the bottom of that form is a voter registration application. Read more at reviewjournal.com. 

    Paper License Plates Get Security Redesign Amid Fraud Increase (Texas) 

    Criminals looking to use fake paper license plates to skirt vehicle inspections or drive around off-the-radar now have one more obstacle in their way as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles starts issuing a new design aimed at being more difficult to copy. Read more at kxan.com

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