DC DMV News: June 2022 Newsletter

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June 2022

A Message from Director Robinson

Gabriel Robinson

As the summer travel season begins, I encourage everyone to be safe and follow the rules of the road. Additionally, when traveling in our beautiful city, please follow posted speed limits and watch for pedestrians and cyclists, particularly when approaching intersections. By taking these actions in the District, we can all help achieve the Mayor's Vision Zero goal to reach zero fatalities and serious injuries to travelers.

In this month's newsletter, we include some important tips to prevent heatstroke resulting from children being left in hot vehicles. We've all heard the tragic stories of young lives lost through vehicle heatstroke and following these tips may help prevent another sad headline.

Additionally, please read on to learn about DC DMV's support of the "Ford Driving Skills for Life" teen driving clinic recently held in Dulles, Va. I had the pleasure to attend one of the clinics and address new drivers committed to improving their driving skills, thus making the roadways safer for all of us.

I'm also proud to share that DC DMV recently received an award from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) recognizing our Online Private Sale Vehicle Registration process implemented in 2021. Please read on to learn more. 

Finally, I'm excited to announce DC DMV will host our first live video chat on Thursday, June 30 at 11 a.m. My leadership team and I will be broadcasting live on our social media channels for a full hour and we'll be available to answer your DMV specific questions. Please save the date!

Also, 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 online live chat is scheduled for Thursday, July 7 at 12 p.m. Spread the word!

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

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Heatstroke - Keeping Kids Safe

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash-related fatalities among children. Vehicle heatstroke occurs when a child is left in a hot vehicle, allowing the child's temperature to rise in a quick and deadly manner. Whether you're a parent, caregiver, or bystander of a child left in a car, it's vitally important to understand children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults.

Prevention Tips

What You Need to Know, Now.

  • It is never okay to leave a child alone in or around a car for any reason. See how much you know about preventing child heatstroke
  • Even in cooler temperatures, your vehicle can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. An outside temperature in the mid-60s can cause a vehicle’s inside temperature to rise above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The inside temperature of your car can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 10 minutes.
  • Heatstroke does not only occur during the summertime or in the Sun Belt States. This deadly issue can occur at any time of year, in any weather condition, in any community—for any parent.

Download DC DMV's Mobile App to Pay Outstanding Tickets

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Do you have outstanding parking, photo enforcement, or moving violation tickets that need to be paid? If so, simply download DC DMV's mobile app, and tap the "Ticket Services" icon to pay your tickets. The app also allows you to search for unpaid citations by ticket number, tag number, or driver license number.

DC DMV's mobile app users can also update their voter registration information when renewing their ID or license and add their digital vehicle registration card to their Apple Wallet from an iPhone device. Users will 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 DC DMV 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.

DC DMV Live Video Chat Coming June 30

On Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11 a.m., DC DMV will host a live video chat featuring Director Robinson and several members of his leadership team. The one-hour live event can be accessed on the agency's social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. DC DMV's leadership team will provide updates on vehicle, driver and ticket services and answer viewer questions in real-time. Save the date!

DC DMV Supports "Ford Driving Skills for Life" Teen Driving Clinics

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DC DMV was proud to support the Ford Driving Skills for Life clinics held on May 21 and 22, 2022 in Dulles, Va. A signature program of the Ford Motor Company Fund, the driving clinics teach newly licensed and teen drivers the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs. The free training clinics were attended by nearly 400 newly licensed teens over the two-day event. Attendees received hands-on experience from professional instructors, focusing on the issues and obstacles drivers face that cause crashes, including hazard recognition; vehicle handling; speed management; space management; and distracted and impaired driving.

DC DMV promoted the May 21 and 22 clinics through the agency's website, social media platforms, and hand-outs that were available at all service centers. Additionally, Director Robinson welcomed teen attendees and their parents to kick-off the first clinic held on Saturday, May 21. The Director spoke to teens and their parents about the importance of developing strong driving skills and safety on the road.

DC DMV Receives "Improvement Through Efficiencies" Award

2022 AAMVA Award

DC DMV recently received a Service Award for "Improvement Through Efficiencies" from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) recognizing the agency's Online Private Sale Vehicle Registration transaction option. DC DMV introduced the Online Private Sale Vehicle Registration in 2021, and the service offers District residents a hybrid online/mail option to title and register a vehicle purchased through a private sale. Previously, the transaction could only be completed in person at a DMV Service Center.

DC DMV's award was presented during AAMVA's 2022 awards program, which fosters a tradition of excellence in the motor vehicle and law enforcement community by honoring individuals, teams, and organizations who have committed their time and resources to safety initiatives, outstanding customer service, and public affairs and consumer educational programs throughout North America.


Inspection Station Now Operating on Spring/Summer Hours

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

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Holiday Closure Update

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In recognition of the Independence Day holiday, all DC DMV locations will be closed Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, July 5

Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's free mobile app.