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McAuliffe announces innovations available at the Department of Motor Vehicles

The Virginia DMV will become the first motor vehicle agency in the nation to offer TSA Pre✓® and Transportation Worker Identification Credentials.


McAuliffe announces new voter registration innovation

A new innovation from the DMV and the Department of Elections enables customers to apply electronically to register to vote at DMV.


McAuliffe announces new Virginia Employment Commissioner

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of Ellen Marie Hess as the new commissioner for the Virginia Employment Commission.


New Year’s Eve among deadliest days on U.S. roadways

As Americans prepare for New Year’s celebrations, AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads this New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities.


New senior driver’s license renewal law in effect in Virginia on Jan. 1

Stricter driver’s license-renewal rules for senior drivers – including accelerated renewal cycles and age-specific in-person renewal procedures – go into effect in Virginia, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day.


The end of Daylight Saving Time: Beware drowsy driving

Daylight Saving Time ended this weekend, and while an extra hour of weekend sleep is nice, drowsy driving becomes a significant threat to motorists as their evening commute will take place in darkness.


Most deer-related crashes in Virginia occur in fall

More deer-related crashes in Virginia occur in the fall than any other season, and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and AAA are urging drivers to stay alert.


McAuliffe signs executive order on reducing energy consumption in Virginia government

Today at an award ceremony honoring the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) energy efficiency efforts at the DMV Headquarters building in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 31 to reduce energy consumption in state government.


Governor debuts Virginia Faces of Drunk Driving site to combat DUI

Following last year’s increase in drunk driving fatalities – the first rise in six years – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled a powerful new tool to keep drunk drivers off of the Commonwealth’s roadways.


McAuliffe announces 50,000th birth certificate issued through DMV/VDH partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a major milestone in the vital records partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records.

McAuliffe announces Technology Award winners

The annual Governor’s Technology Awards were presented to honorees in nine categories at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3.


Governor McAuliffe launches inaugural #DatathonChallenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe today launched the first ever Commonwealth #DatathonChallenge, a competition pitting teams from Virginia agencies against one another as they create new applications that streamline government, better serve citizens, and jumpstart business opportunities.

Virginia reaches temporary agreement to allow safe, regulated operation of Uber and Lyft

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Wednesday that the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached an agreement with transportation network companies Uber and Lyft that will help ensure the safety of passengers, bring the companies into compliance with Virginia law, provide transparency into their operations, and promote a level playing field for transportation providers.

Report: Continued drop in recidivism rate in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that Virginia’s re-incarceration rate has dropped to 22.8 percent, the state’s lowest rate on record.

Personnel transition at Virginia ABC

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Rick Holcomb, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, will become acting Chief Operating Officer at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).


Cinco de Mayo safety tips

Even if you can recognize only the cognates across the languages, you already know Cinco de Mayo is fun in any language, especially if you take precautions to avoid the hazards of drinking and driving.


Gov. McAuliffe announces launch of DMV/VDH vital records partnership

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced the successful launch of the partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Health Division of Vital Records to provide increased access to Virginia birth certificates.


AAA: More than one-third of traffic deaths on St. Patrick’s Day are alcohol-related

St. Patrick’s Day is well known as a day to celebrate by eating and drinking with friends and family. However AAA Mid-Atlantic warns it is also one of the deadliest days on the roadways as 34 percent of motor vehicle fatalities on this day were connected to drunk driving, according to 2011 data provided by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

McAuliffe announces two appointments to ABC Board

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the appointments of Boyd Marcus and Jeffrey Painter to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the reappointment of 17 agency heads across his administration.


Surviving the holidays: Think before you drink

The holidays are upon us and so are busy roadways full of holiday travelers headed out to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. More than 2.7 million Virginia residents are embarking on their Christmastime road trips and AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to exercise extreme caution on the highway during the entire holiday travel period.

Partnership between DMV, VDH to provide citizen access to records

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced the partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Health allowing DMV to issue birth certificates at its customer service centers beginning March 1, 2014.


Accident reports now available through DMV

Effective July 1, 2013, all requests for an FR300P Accident Report must be made to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). State law was amended by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2013 session to declare DMV as the sole source for distribution of FR300P Accident Reports completed by state law enforcement agencies in Virginia.

ACLU asks DMV if it will confirm IDs for DREAMers

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia announced today that it has written to the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Richard Holcomb, asking him to confirm that young people granted “deferred action” status by Immigration Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security will be eligible for Virginia driver’s licenses and IDs

DMV, DGIF announce partnership

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced a partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries that supports his government reform initiative to streamline services. Beginning in late-January, citizens can register boats and boat trailers in one trip to either DGIF or DMV.  They will also be able […]

DMV expected to be back online by Thursday

Department of Motor Vehicles locations in Virginia are expected to be fully operational on Thursday – and Gov. Bob McDonnell has directed the department to extend its hours in the weeks and weekends ahead to process the backlog in applications due to a failure in the data-storage system serving offices statewide. “From this office to […]