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Putting Voter Registration on Auto-Pilot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This week, Oregon became the first state to use Department of Motor Vehicle records to automatically register residents to vote. Now other states are considering doing the same. 

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Transportation Nation

The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.
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Transportation Nation

NY State DMV Commissioner Resigns

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Barbara Fiala, who held the post since 2011, largely flew under the radar — until a tumultuous autumn had street safety advocates calling for her resignation.
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Transportation Nation

After 47-Second Hearing, Driver Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Is Found ‘Not Guilty’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Our news analysis found that despite videotaped evidence of an SUV hitting 3-year-old Allison Liao, a judge took less than a minute to dismiss the case.
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Transportation Nation

NYC DOT Commissioner "Surprised" DMV Dropped Tickets Against Driver Who Killed Queens Toddler

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York City's normally guarded transportation commissioner had some pointed comments about the DMV's dismissal of tickets against a driver who had killed a three-year old girl.
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Transportation Nation

Now NY Prosecutors Will Know if Your 'Broken Tail Light' Was Actually a Speeding Ticket

Monday, March 03, 2014

The state's Department of Motor Vehicles is making 10 years' worth of past tickets available to prosecutors—including the original ticket charge, regardless of whether it was reduced to a lesser charge.

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Transportation Nation

City Failed to Take Action Against 4,500 Dangerous Cab Drivers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Summonses are going out this week to 4,500 dangerous cab drivers New York should have flagged — but didn't, thanks to a software glitch.

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WNYC News

DMV Nixes Vision Test for Driver License Renewals

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Yorkers can skip the vision test when renewing a driver license at the the Department of Motor Vehicles starting Wednesday — and can instead, they can "self-certify" if they have at least 20/40 vision in both eyes.

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