DC DMV News: May 2022 Newsletter

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May 2022

A Message from Director Robinson

Gabriel Robinson

As we all continue to feel the pinch at the gas pump, why drive to DC DMV when you can Skip the Trip and make your dollars stretch further. As a reminder, DC DMV offers more than 55 online services  and many of the most frequent transactions can be completed by downloading our mobile app.

In this month's newsletter, we remind parents that they are the number one influence when it comes to their teen drivers and safety on our roadways. Please read this month's Vision Zero article to learn more about the importance of parental influence on shaping safe and capable teen drivers.

Additionally, please read on to learn more about the "Lives Shatter on Impact" Testimonial Wall we recently hosted at the Benning Ridge Service Center to highlight the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety. Be sure to watch the testimonial videos included in the article as well.

Finally, please note our Inspection Station will transition to Spring/Summer operating hours starting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

As a reminder, please join me for our DC DMV Live Chat the first Thursday of each month. I'll be online for a full hour to respond in real-time to any of your DC DMV-related questions. Our next live chat is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 at 12 p.m. Spread the word!

Thank you for reading this edition of our newsletter. Enjoy and stay safe!

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Parental Influence on Teen Drivers

Although teen driver fatalities have declined over the years, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of teen deaths. As a parent, you are the number one influence on your teen driver’s safety. Self-reported surveys show that teens whose parents impose driving restrictions and set good examples typically engage in less risky driving and are involved in fewer crashes.

Here's how to get started on shaping your teen into a safe and capable driver.

  • Start the Conversation Early: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 18-year-olds in the United States, and 2,042 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2019. Talk to your teens about safe driving early and often, before they reach driving age. But don’t stop there: Have conversations with the parents of your teen's peers or friends and compare notes—both are key to your teens’ safety.
  • Set the Standard: Talking is important, but action is even better. Show your kids safe driving behavior. Start by modeling good habits any time you drive them anywhere, even before they begin to drive. Make sure you, yourself, are turning off your cell phone and stowing it away, and buckling your seat belt before starting your car.
  • Get It In Writing: When your teenagers begin driving, we recommend you set ground rules and outline the consequences for breaking them in a parent-teen contract like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Parent-Teen Driving Contract. Consider hanging your contract by the family car keys or near the front door.
  • Spell Out the Rules: No cell phones, no passengers, no speeding, no alcohol, no driving when tired, and always buckle up. These rules could help save your teen’s life.

Use DC DMV's Mobile App to Replace Your Driver License or ID Card

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Has your DC REAL ID driver license or ID Card recently been damaged, lost or stolen? Users of DC DMV's mobile app can "Skip the Trip" and request a replacement credential from the convenience of their smartphone or other mobile device.

Users of the mobile app also have immediate access to other DC DMV information, including holiday closing schedules, interpreter and translation services, employment information, and DC DMV's privacy policy.

Scan the QR Code Below or click here & Download the DCDMV App Today!

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Mask Still Required at All DMV Locations

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Effective March 1, 2022, masks are still required at DC Government facilities where there is direct interaction between employees and the public. Please continue to wear your mask at all DC DMV facilities.

Inspection Station to Transition to Spring/Summer Hours

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Effective Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the Inspection Station will transition to "Spring/Summer" operating hours. The Inspection Station is currently operating on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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DC DMV Hosts "Lives Shatter on Impact" Testimonial Wall

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On April 29 and 30, 2022, DC DMV, in partnership with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), hosted the "Lives Shatter on Impact" Testimonial Wall at the Benning Ridge Service Center to educate the public about pedestrian and bicycle safety. The Testimonial Wall, part of the Street Smart regional traffic safety campaign, includes video and written testimonials from local residents affected by a serious or deadly crash.

DC DMV also hosted the Testimonial Wall at the Southwest Service Center in November 2021 during Street Smart's fall safety campaign. The Testimonial Wall has visited several other locations in the District, including Union Station, DC USA Shopping Center, and the Rhode Island and Anacostia Metro Stations. 

Lives Shatter on Impact testimonial videos can be viewed here.

DC DMV Supports 2022 Senior Spa Day

2022 Senior Spa Day

On Wednesday, May 4, representatives from DC DMV's Correspondence Team participated in the 2022 Senior Spa Day, hosted by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the DC Department of Aging & Community Living (DACL). The event was held at the Fort Stanton Recreation Center in Ward 8 where local seniors were treated to several free services, including haircuts, manicures and hair styling. Team DMV provided attendees with great giveaways and answered all agency related questions.

Holiday Closure Update

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In recognition of Memorial Day, all DC DMV locations will be closed Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, May 31. Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's free mobile app.