MVA Press Releases

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


2021 News Releases

Despite Lower Travel Volumes During Pandemic, Motor Vehicle Fatalities Increase 6.4% in 2020
569 Lives Lost on Maryland Roadways, Including 134 Pedestrians and 14 Bicyclists; Distraction, Impairment and Excessive Speed Continue to be Major Factors in Crashes
4/13/2021
Connect to Disconnect: Distracted Driving Enforcement Underway
4/7/2021
Be the FOCUSED Driver: MDOT MVA and AAA Share Important Safety Tips to Mark Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Educational messaging, statewide enforcement planned throughout April
4/5/2021
MDOT MVA, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Opens Veterans Service Office in Gaithersburg
Agency partnership has produced five offices statewide to assist veterans and their families
3/17/2021
If Planning to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Family and Friends, Designate a Sober Driver
Border-to-Border High Visibility Enforcement Planned Against Impaired Driving on the Delmarva Peninsula
3/11/2021
Governor Hogan Proclaims Vehicle Safety Recalls Week in Maryland; MDOT MVA Works to Raise Recall Awareness Across the State
Marylanders encouraged to check for open recalls and repair immediately
3/8/2021
MDOT MVA’s Maryland Highway Safety Office Celebrates Read Across America Day with Virtual Story Time Focused on Safety
Readings, resources available for viewing to help teachers, parents share messages of safety
3/1/2021
MDOT MVA Launches New Appointment Scheduling System to Better Serve Customers
2/25/2021
Federal REAL ID Modernization Act Streamlines Social Security Card Requirement for Current Customers
Maryland residents with a Social Security number already on file with the state are one step closer to REAL ID
2/23/2021
Baltimore City and MDOT MVA Partner to Help Remove a Major Barrier to Housing
Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services and MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration secure ID cards for individuals experiencing homelessness
2/18/2021
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Presidents Day
Offices will reopen Tuesday, February 16
2/11/2021
Nearly 100 Maryland Officers Designated as Traffic Safety Specialists
Officers from 21 Agencies Across the State Earned Designation in 2020
2/8/2021
MDOT MVA Launches New Tool to Help Customers Access Vehicle-Related Correspondence Anywhere, Anytime
New service eliminates need to call or visit a branch to obtain copies of vehicle notices, receipts
2/2/2021
Maryland Announces Release of 2021-2025 Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Strategy will lead transportation efforts to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries
1/28/2021
PHOTO RELEASE: MDOT MVA Silver Spring Branch Moves from Glenmont to Larger Facility at Kemp Mill
1/19/2021
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Offices will reopen Tuesday, January 19
1/14/2021
MDOT MVA Highway Safety Office Seeking Applications for Traffic Safety Grants Aimed at Reducing Injuries, Deaths
Nearly $12 million in highway safety grants awarded by the Hogan Administration in 2020
1/11/2021