Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of April 14th 2014

Auto Insurance News 2014

New Technology May Prevent 80 Percent of All Car Crashes
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced plans to enable V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) communication technology for light vehicles.
Source: Freeway Insurance
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Beware of Bogus Websites for Driver’s License Renewal
Attorney General Jon Bruning issued a consumer alert Thursday for Nebraskans to avoid third-party websites that charge fees to process online driver’s license renewals
Source: WOWT.com
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New digs for Wilton DMV
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles’ Wilton branch will relocate to a new spot in Wilton Mall. The Saratoga County DMV will move next to the Bon-Ton store from its location near Dick’s Sporting Goods, possibly by Aug. 1, County Clerk Craig Hayner said.
Source: timesunion.com
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DMV Reopening April 29 at The Shops at Georgetown Park
You’ll be able to get a new driver’s license and more in Georgetown. DC DMV is opening a new location. The Georgetown Service Center will reopen Tuesday, April 29, in The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3222 M St., Canal Level.
Source: Patch.com
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Designing Digitally, Inc. Develops DMV Drivers Training Online Learning System for the State of Vermont
Designing Digitally, Inc. has partnered with the State of Vermont’s Department of Motor Vehicles to create an innovative learning experience for learner’s permit drivers in Vermont.
Source: Digitaljournal.com
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Veteran identifier for IDs soon available for eligible veterans
Eligible veterans can obtain the veteran identifier on their Wisconsin driver’s licenses or state ID card by contacting their county Veterans Services Officer. The identifier is available starting Dec. 2. First, veterans must establish their eligibility with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, and then renew their licenses at a Department of Motor Vehicles service center.
Source: The JournalTimes.com
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DMV Closed Good Friday
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers will be closed on Friday in recognition of the Good Friday holiday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Source: theday.com
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DMV Wait Time Study: Washington, D.C
The average wait time at the Washington, D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles is 34.75 minutes, according to the DMV.com Wait Time Study. Out of the 41 states included in the study, D.C. ranks 22nd. The average wait time in the District is very similar to the national average wait time, which is 34 minutes.
Source: DMV.com
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Virginians can get copies of birth certificates from Department of Motor Vehicles offices
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records are working together to provide increased access to state birth certificates. As of March 1, copies of Virginia birth certificates have been available statewide at 75 DMV customer service centers and five mobile offices
Source: Daily Press
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Emissions deadline Oct. 31 for recalled cars
The Department of Motor Vehicles is extending the emissions due date and waiving late fees for vehicles involved in the recent General Motors recall. Those vehicles include: Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 models from 2005-10; Chevrolet HHR, 2006-11; Pontiac Solstice, 2006-10; Saturn Ion, 2003-07, and Saturn Sky, 2007-10.
Source: JournalInquirer.com
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Daniel Hand High School in Madison Wins DMV’s Teen Safe Driving Video Contest
Daniel Hand High School took first place in the sixth annual Department of Motor Vehicles teen safe driving video contest, officials announced earlier this week.
Source: nhregister.com
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Glitch causes DMV to wrongfully suspend licenses
Officials with the Department of Motor Vehicles said they have reinstated thousands of licenses that were wrongfully suspended due to a glitch. The glitch sent letters to thousands of Florida drivers saying their licenses had been suspended because of a problem with their insurance.
Source: WFTV.com
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