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  • NMVTIS Business Rules Working Group Meets in Santa Fe

    NMVTIS_BRWG_042019The NMVTIS Business Rules Working Group (NMVTIS BRWG) met in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 16th and 17th. The working group met to continue to discuss the NMVTIS modernization plan, the development of the Performance Management Concept (PMC) pilot, and the Salvage and Junk Vehicle Best Practice. Overall, the working group had a very productive two days and made great strides on each topic on the agenda. Sam Amaya, Director of Vehicle Systems for AAMVA, joined the working group to gather additional details for the business requirements for NMVTIS modernization, and the working group deliberated many questions and the benefits gained from improving the system. The working group further discussed the methodology and timing to roll out the PMC pilot. Additionally, they took feedback from the board and dialogue held at the AAMVA Workshop and Law Institute on the Salvage and Junk Vehicle Best Practice into consideration in order to position the document to be reviewed and approved by the board, then published. A date has not yet been determined for the next face-to-face meeting but the group intends to come together for two meetings in fiscal year 2019.

    AAMVA Attends New York Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Symposium

    NYVehicleTheftInsuranceFraudPreventionThe New York Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Symposium was held on April 16th and 17th in Saratoga Springs, NY. This is an annual symposium focused on providing education and resources to enhance investigative efforts in combatting vehicle fraud and theft. On Tuesday April 16th, Owen McShane, Director of Investigations for the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, and Paul Steier, AAMVA Law Enforcement Program Manager, provided a presentation on the use of NMVTIS and the Law Enforcement Access Tool (LEAT). This presentation highlighted the value of NMVTIS LEAT when conducting vehicle crime investigations and provided information on program access.

    AAMVA NMVTIS Law Enforcement Working Group Members Participate in NICB Conference

    NMVTIS_LEWG_042019The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Vehicle Finance Fraud Conference was held in Orlando, FL on April 17th and 18th. The conference covered topics related to the detection and investigation of vehicle finance fraud. Vehicle finance and insurance fraud investigators, as well as law enforcement investigators, were in attendance. NMVTIS Law Enforcement Working Group members Chris McDonold, Director, Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, and Les Cravens, Director of Law Enforcement, Auto Data Direct, provided presentations during the conference. Paul Steier, AAMVA Law Enforcement Program Manager, also provided a presentation on NMVTIS and use of the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Access Tool. Also pictured is Rusty Russell, NICB Director of Vehicle Operations.

    AAMVA Visits North Carolina Highway Patrol and DMV in Raleigh

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    Patrice Aasmo, AAMVA Director of Member Support, Regions 1 & 2, and Brian Ursino, AAMVA Director of Law Enforcement, visited with North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) Colonel Glenn McNeill and members of his staff on April 16, 2019, at NCHP headquarters in Raleigh, NC. The meeting served to strengthen an already strong AAMVA/NCHP relationship. On April 17, 2019, Patrice and Brian spent the day visiting with Commissioner Torre Jessup and the NC DMV management team in their Raleigh headquarters, where the NC team learned more about their association, as well as AAMVA resources and benefits. They also shared the projects they are working on, including current and upcoming projects and opportunities.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – Instant Title Verification Using the VIN Search Feature

    April 23, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET) 

    Before a jurisdiction issues a title or other ownership document or record, the SWI can provide information to help the jurisdiction determine whether the ownership documentation presented with the application are valid. The information supports jurisdictions' titling processes for both new and used vehicles. The Anti-Car Theft Act requires each jurisdiction to perform an instant title verification check before issuing a title to an applicant claiming to have purchased the vehicle from an individual or entity in another jurisdiction. The SWI VIN search feature can be used to satisfy this legal requirement. In addition, the NMVTIS best practice is that jurisdictions perform an inquiry before issuing a title or other ownership document or record, whether or not the applicant claims to have purchased the vehicle in another jurisdiction.

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

     

    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (Web Service Version) – Part 2  

    April 24, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 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.

     

    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (AMIE Version) – Part 2

    April 25, 2019, 1:30 - 2:30 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 April 19, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:


    State DMV Sells Over 150 9/11 Licence Plates in Under Three Days (New York)  

    The DMV has finally put the pedal to the metal — selling 168 of its new commemorative 9/11 license plates in less than three days, officials told The Post. 
    And that's before the DMV has even announced the patriotic plates, officials said. 'The plates are available, they are selling quickly, and scholarship money is being raised for the families of the victims of 9/11,' said DMV spokesman Tim O'Brien. Read the article at nypost.com.

     

    Ontario Redesigns Driver's Licence Cards to Prevent Fraud, Identity Theft 

    The Ontario driver's licence is getting a facelift that the Progressive Conservative government said will help combat fraud and identity theft. Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek said Monday that the licence cards were last updated 12 years ago, more than double the industry standard time to refresh the identification cards. The design will shift from the current mix of blue and green to a look that is largely blue and white with the province's redesigned trillium logo. Yurek said the look of the card won't be dramatically different, but the change has more to do with enhanced security features that aren't readily apparent. Read the article at ottawa.ctvnews.ca.

     

    Drivers Fooled by Lookalike DMV Websites (Ohio)

    Next time you apply to renew your license plate tags, be careful how you do it. Lookalike BMV and DMV websites may be waiting to prey on your desire for convenience — just like they did to Brian Morgan, a local man who recently fell for a knockoff website...From a legal perspective, companies doing this are doing nothing wrong. They do provide a service by helping drivers renew their plates through their state. However, their informational service comes with a fee that you wouldn't have to pay if you went straight to the real website...The Better Business Bureau has a report only on Driversservices.org and gives it an 'F' rating with more than 100 complaints filed in the past year. Many of the complaints are from drivers like Morgan who thought they were on their state's official site. Read the article at wcpo.com.

     

    Safe Roads: '10 and 2' Driving Is No Longer a Rule of the Road

    One of our viewers heard the old '10 and 2' advice on our airwaves and brought it to my attention. Ken, a driving instructor, sent this email. 'Ever since airbags became more common the safety training is hands at 9 and 3... It was changed because [it's] safer and [does] less harm from airbags when they go off.' Ken is absolutely right. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), keeping your hands at 10 and 2 could lead to serious cuts, bruises or broken bones and even amputations when that airbag launches toward you at more than 200 miles an hour. Your best bet is to locate those quarter hours on the clock and don't grip the steering wheel so tight. Keep the thumbs resting on the wheel instead of around it. Read the article at abc15.com.


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