MVA Press Releases

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The following are press releases issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.​​​​


2019 News Releases

MDOT MVA Offices Will Close on New Year’s Day
MDOT MVA Branch Offices and VEIP Stations Will Reopen on Thursday, January 2
12/30/2019
Five to Arrive Alive: MDOT MVA Offers Resolutions To Stay Safe on Maryland Roadways
12/27/2019
MDOT MVA Offices Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
MDOT MVA Branch Offices and VEIP Stations Will Reopen on Thursday, December 26
12/23/2019
MDOT MVA Shares Tips and Resources For Seniors During Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Officials also highlight importance of winter safety and preparedness
12/3/2019
Governor Hogan Commemorates Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes
16th Annual Maryland Remembers Ceremony Honors Victims and Families, Calls Attention to Consequences of Impaired Driving as Holiday Season Begins
11/26/2019
Governor Hogan to Honor Impaired Driving Victims at 16th Annual Maryland Remembers Ceremony
11/22/2019
MDOT MVA Reminds Customers to Gobble Up a REAL ID Appointment this BLACK FRIDAY
MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations will close November 28 for Thanksgiving; MDOT MVA is Open for Business Friday, November 29
11/21/2019
MDOT MVA Reminds Customers to Gobble Up a REAL ID Appointment this BLACK FRIDAY
MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations will close November 28 for Thanksgiving; MDOT MVA is Open for Business Friday, November 29
11/21/2019
MDOT MVA Branch Offices, VEIP Stations Closed November 11 for Veterans Day; Will Honor Veterans November 7-9
11/6/2019
MDOT Offers Light-Up Bracelets To Help Keep Trick-Or-Treaters Safe
Pedestrians, Drivers Urged to Look Out for Each Other on Halloween
10/28/2019
MDOT Recognizes Law Enforcement Officers for Impaired Driving Prevention Efforts
10/28/2019
MDOT MVA Rollover Simulator Shows Importance Of Seat Belts
Teens Across Maryland Taking Part in Making it Click Campaign
10/24/2019
HOGAN ADMINISTRATION OPENS VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE AT MDOT MVA GLEN BURNIE BRANCH
‘Year of the Veteran’ Marks Partnership and Proposed Legislation to Benefit Veterans
10/23/2019
MDOT MVA To Debut Rollover Simulator During Teen Driver Safety Week, October 20-26
**Media Advisory**
10/23/2019
MEDIA ADVISORY: MDOT MVA, Maryland Department Of Veterans Affairs Open New Space At Glen Burnie Branch Office To Serve Veterans
**Media Advisory**
10/22/2019
MDOT MVA Glen Burnie Branch To Participate In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day On Saturday, October 26
**Media Advisory**
10/21/2019
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations to Close for Columbus Day on Monday, October 14
Offices Will Reopen on Tuesday, October 15
10/9/2019
MDOT MVA UPDATES SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT NEW SAFETY-RELATED LAWS
Increased Penalties for Impaired Drivers, Expanded Ignition Interlock Program and Human Trafficking Prevention Training for CDL Holders Among Laws Effective October 1
10/1/2019
LOOK UP! LOOK OUT! TOMORROW IS NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
MDOT SHA & MDOT MVA Highlight Rules of the Road on Walk to School Day to Keep Pedestrians Safe
10/1/2019
THE CLOCK IS TICKING - ARE YOU REAL ID READY? ONLY 364 DAYS AND 4 HOURS LEFT TO GET A REAL ID
Beginning October 5: More Than 20,000 Appointments Available Each Week with New Extended Hours
9/30/2019
MDOT MVA TO START THE ONE-YEAR COUNTDOWN TO GET A FEDERALLY MANDATED REAL ID
Beginning October 5: More Than 20,000 Appointments Available Each Week with New Extended Hours
9/27/2019
MDOT MVA Online Services and 24-Hour Self-Service Kiosks Down for Maintenance beginning 2 p.m. September 28 through 12 noon September 29
Customer Service Enhancements Require Computer System Upgrades
9/26/2019
MDOT Recognizes Maryland Law Enforcement Officers for Aggressive Driving Prevention Efforts
Accolades Come After Participation in ADAPT Campaign
9/24/2019
MDOT MVA and MADD Team Up at Walk Like MADD Event
Officials Discuss New Drunk Driving Penalties That Take Effect October 1
9/21/2019
MDOT MVA to Announce Statewide Seat Belt Usage Survey Results and Launch Campaign Aimed at Teen Drivers
9/18/2019
‘Find the Right Seat’ MDOT MVA Kicks Off 2019 Child Passenger Safety Week
9/13/2019
Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $12 Million in Highway Safety Grants
Funds Allocated for Nearly 100 Agencies, Organizations to Curb Highway Deaths
9/12/2019
Transportation Officials Remind Riders and Motorists to Look Twice, Share the Road this Labor Day Weekend
8/30/2019
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Be Closed on Saturday, August 31 and Monday, September 2
Offices Will Reopen on Tuesday, September 3, 2019
8/23/2019
HOGAN ADMINISTRATION DEBUTS PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST LIFESAVING ALCOHOL DETECTION TECHNOLOGY
MDOT MVA will test sensor system with potential to reduce drunk driving fatalities
8/15/2019
GOVERNOR HOGAN TO ATTEND DEMONSTRATION OF LIFESAVING VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY AT MACO CONFERENCE
MDOT MVA to Pilot Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety on Eight Fleet Vehicles
8/14/2019
Maryland’s REAL ID Program Receives Recertification From U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
Federal review is part of REAL ID process; Maryland recognition is first in nation
8/8/2019
MDOT, Police Urge Motorists To Avoid Distracted, Impaired Driving
From Bay to Beach, Keep Family Trips Memorable and Safe
8/6/2019
Maryland Law Enforcement, Transportation Officials Highlight Impaired Driving Prevention Efforts
US 50 Bay to Beach High Visibility Enforcement Continues Through Labor Day
8/5/2019
MDOT MVA To Take Part in 10 National Night Out Events
MDOT MVA Ambassadors Available to Assist with Questions on REAL ID
8/5/2019
MDOT MVA, AAA Mid-Atlantic and Maryland State Police Remind Drivers of the Risks of Distracted Driving
Campaign Urges Drivers to Buckle Up, Park the Phone and Don’t Drive ‘Intexticated’
7/31/2019
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
MDOT MVA, State Troopers and Local Law Enforcement Officers Warn Motorists of Impaired Driving Risk During Fourth of July Weekend
7/2/2019
Prior to Fourth of July Weekend, MDOT MVA and Law Enforcement Officials Warn of Risks, Consequences of Impaired Driving
7/1/2019
Marylanders Make Gains in Federal REAL ID Compliance
More than half of MDOT MVA Customers Have Complied with REAL ID Document Requirements
6/25/2019
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Be Closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5; Offices Will Reopen on Saturday, July 6, 2019
6/25/2019
MDOT MVA Testing Digital License Plates in Maryland
Two-Year Pilot to Test Technology Using Agency Fleet Vehicles
6/18/2019
Lt. Governor Rutherford and MDOT MVA Open Columbia Annex Office to Serve Federal Real ID Customers
Temporary Annex Space to be Available to Customers with Scheduled REAL ID Appointments through May 2020
6/17/2019
Motorcycle Safety is Focus of Skills Training, Sobriety Initiatives
MDOT MVA Highway Safety Office and Maryland State Police Offering Programs to Keep Riders Safe
6/14/2019
MEDIA ADVISORY: Lt. Governor Rutherford and MDOT MVA Open Columbia Annex Office to Serve Federal Real ID Customers
Temporary Annex Space to be Available to Customers with Scheduled REAL ID Appointments through May 2020
6/14/2019
Maryland’s Protect the Chesapeake License Plate Selected Best Plate of 2018 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association
MDOT MVA & Chesapeake Bay Trust Recognized for Creative Partnership Supporting the Environment
6/11/2019
High Schools in St. Mary’s and Baltimore Counties Recognized for Making It Click Safety Initiative
Chopticon and Sparrows Point High Schools Receive Awards for Student Seat Belt Usage
6/11/2019
MDOT MVA and Chesapeake Bay Trust to Receive Recognition for New Chesapeake Bay License Plate
6/7/2019
30 Law Enforcement Officers from Across Maryland Complete Course Aimed at Reducing Impaired Driving Deaths
Officers, Deputies and Troopers Graduate from 2019 University of Maryland DUI Institute
6/7/2019
MDOT MVA Branch Offices and Vehicle Emissions Stations to Close on Saturday, June 29, 2019
Customer Service Enhancements Require Computer System Upgrades; Online Services Unavailable between Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 at 12:00 p.m.
6/6/2019
‘Signal Woman’ Part of Campaign Urging Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists to Share the Road Safely
6/3/2019
Transportation & Law Enforcement Officials Launch New Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Campaign in Central Maryland
5/31/2019
MDOT MVA Opens Parkville Annex Office to Serve Federal Real Id Customers
Temporary Annex Space Available to Customers with REAL ID Appointments
5/28/2019
MDOT MVA to Open Additional Office Space in Baltimore County
MDOT MVA Parkville Branch Creates Temporary Annex to Assist Customers Complying with Federal REAL ID Requirements
5/24/2019
MDOT MVA Honored for Premier Service to its Customers and the Community
Agency Recognized with Two Awards at Annual AAMVA Region 1 Conference
5/21/2019
Federal Real ID Implementation will Prompt Recall of Thousands of Maryland Driver’s Licenses and Id Cards Beginning in June
Documents needed for compliance; 66,300 Marylanders Have Not Yet Responded to Notices from MDOT MVA
5/9/2019
MDOT MVA Offices to Close in Observance of Memorial Day holiday
Branch Offices and VEIP Stations Closed Statewide, Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27
5/8/2019
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Begins in Hagerstown
Education Campaign Aims to Reduce Motorcycle Crashes; FAST TRACK Licensing Available for Current License Holders
5/1/2019
MDOT MVA and Partners Usher in Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Share the Road Campaign to Reduce Motorcycle Crashes Starts with Safety and FAST TRACK Licensing Event
4/30/2019
MDOT MVA Announces Extended Service Hours at Seven Branch Offices Beginning Tuesday, May 7
Customers Encouraged to Take Advantage of Extended Hours for Federal REAL ID Appointments
4/25/2019
MDOT MVA Glen Burnie Branch to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27
4/24/2019
BUCKLE UP. PHONE DOWN.
Sheriff’s Offices, Transportation Officials Launch Seat Belt & Distracted Driving Initiative
4/22/2019
MEDIA ADVISORY
Southern Maryland Sheriff Offices, Transportation Officials to Launch Seat Belt, Distracted Driving Initiative: BUCKLE UP. PHONE DOWN.
4/19/2019
Maryland Sees 8.5 Percent Decrease in Roadway Fatalities in 2018
Partners and Stakeholders Continue Work ‘Toward Zero Deaths’ on Maryland’s Roadways
4/17/2019
MEDIA ADVISORY
Maryland Officials to Announce Number of Fatalities in Traffic Crashes in 2018
4/15/2019
MDOT MVA Marks First Anniversary of Vehicle Recall Safety Notice Program
Innovative approach has helped remedy more than 150,000 recall notices
4/4/2019
TSA reminds travelers of REAL ID identification requirements
Enforcement begins in 18 months at all U.S. airport checkpoints
4/4/2019
Donate Life Maryland and MDOT MVA Partner To Increase Donor Registrations in 2019
Leaders from both organizations to kick off National Donate Life Month and launch awareness campaign at press conference and flag raising on April 5
4/3/2019
Park the Phone
MVA Campaign, Statewide Enforcement Highlight April as Awareness Month
4/1/2019
MDOT MVA and Prince George’s County Memorial Library Partner on Free Short Story Dispenser
Kiosk at the Beltsville MVA Branch Offers Customers Choice of More Than 8,500 Short Stories
3/27/2019
MDOT MVA AND PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SYSTEM TO ANNOUNCE NEW LITERACY PARTNERSHIP
MDOT MVA Beltsville Branch is now home to the Short Edition Short Story Kiosk
3/25/2019
How Many Electric Vehicles are Registered in Your County?
MDOT MVA Adds Information About Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrids To Maryland Open Data Portal
3/18/2019
Don’t Push Your Luck This St. Patrick’s Day – Designate a Sober Driver
Joint Effort Targets Impaired Drivers Along US 13 and US 113 in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia
3/15/2019
Governor Hogan to Visit MDOT MVA Annapolis Branch for Adopt-A-Pet Day on Saturday, March 16
Anne Arundel County SPCA To Be Recognized for Its Commitment and Service
3/14/2019
MDOT MVA adds more than 2,700 extra appointments to weekly schedule to address REAL ID customer needs
Eight high-volume branch offices extend appointments on Tuesdays and Saturdays through May 4
3/7/2019
MDOT MVA Branch Offices and VEIP Stations to Close March 23 for System Upgrades
Online Services Unavailable from 9 p.m. on March 22 through noon March 23
3/4/2019
Spring 2019 Making It Click Program Includes 24 Schools
Seat Belt Safety and Education to be Spotlighted at Schools in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Harford, Howard and St. Mary’s counties
2/19/2019
MDOT MVA Offices to Close for Observance of Presidents’ Day Holiday
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Be Closed on Monday, February 18; Offices Reopen on Tuesday, February 19
2/11/2019
New App Allows People Learning to Drive to Get into Gear
“Road Ready“ App Tracks Instruction, Driving Hours and Reinforces Safety Messaging
2/7/2019
Schools in Queen Anne’s & Frederick Counties Recognized for Making It Click
Kent Island High School and Frederick County Career and Technology Center Recognized for their Seat Belt Use Education Efforts
1/25/2019
MDOT MVA Offices to Close for Observance of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Holiday
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Be Closed on Monday, January 21; Offices Reopen on Tuesday, January 22
1/15/2019
Call for Applications: Maryland Seeks Grant Proposals for Statewide Traffic Safety Program
More than $12 Million Awarded in 2018 for Highway Safety Efforts
1/10/2019
Hogan Administration Announces Extended Weekday Service Hours at MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Branch Offices
Branch Service Hours Extended to 6:30 P.M. on Thursdays and Open Earlier on Saturdays at 8 A.M.
1/2/2019