MVA Press Releases

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


2021 News Releases

MDOT MVA’s Glen Burnie Headquarters Closes as Precaution in Response to Gas Leak
Office will reopen Friday, July 23; customers with impacted appointments are being contacted
7/22/2021
MDOT MVA’s Mobile Bus is Back on the Road
Services Resume in August by Appointment Only
7/21/2021
Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $1 Million in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Grants
30 Agencies, Organizations Awarded Grants for Efforts to Make Roadways Safer for Vulnerable Users
7/19/2021
30 Days Left to Renew Driver’s Licenses, Permits & ID Cards That Expired During the State of Emergency
Extension issued during the pandemic ends August 15, customers encouraged to plan ahead
7/15/2021
ZeroDeathsMD.gov: The New Home for Maryland’s Highway Safety Office
New website provides resources, crash data and more information for partners and the public
7/12/2021
Maryland Awarded Grant for Second Year to Combat Drug-Impaired Driving
GHSA and Responsibility.org Provide Grant for Increased Training for Drug Recognition Experts and Toxicology Units
7/7/2021
MDOT MVA Reminds Marylanders of Expired Product Deadlines and Modified Operations in Observance of Fourth of July
Customers with extended registrations – which officially expired June 30 – are encouraged to renew online as soon as possible; Extended driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits expire August 15
7/2/2021
New State Law Provides Marylanders More Flexibility, Greater Online Access for MDOT MVA Services
New measures will reduce trips to branch offices, bring more services online
7/1/2021
Stay Sober or Be the Make a Plan Driver This Fourth of July
MDOT MVA, law enforcement warn motorists of impaired driving risk during holiday weekend
6/30/2021
Ahead of Fourth of July Weekend, MDOT MVA and Law Enforcement Officials Warn of Risks, Consequences of Impaired Driving
6/29/2021
Law Enforcement Partners Focus on Aggressive, Impaired Drivers Along I-495/Capital Beltway and I-270
Agencies in Maryland, Virginia Continue to Remind Drivers to Slow Down and Drive Sober
6/17/2021
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Juneteenth Holiday
Offices and VEIP Stations will reopen Saturday, June 19
6/17/2021
MDOT MVA, Law Enforcement Partners Remind Marylanders to Check Child Safety Seats Often
Additional 50 Child Safety Seats Donated to Law Enforcement Agencies to Ensure Safe Transporting
6/14/2021
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Memorial Day
Offices and VEIP Stations will reopen Tuesday, June 1
5/28/2021
MDOT MVA, Partner Agencies Share Important Safety and Travel Tips Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend
Agencies join to remind drivers to Keep Summer Alive by traveling safely this summer; MDOT MVA branch offices and VEIP stations to close May 29 and May 31
5/27/2021
*MEDIA ADVISORY*
MDOT, Safety Partners to Remind Marylanders to Stay Safe and Moving During Summer Travel
5/26/2021
*MEDIA ADVISORY*
Seat Belt Enforcement Kicks Off Maryland Click It or Ticket Campaign
5/20/2021
Be the BUCKLED UP Driver: Seat Belt Enforcement Begins Across the State
Annual Click It or Ticket Border to Border Campaign Happening Through Early June
5/17/2021
MDOT MVA Announces New Deadline Schedule for Expired Driver’s Licenses, Registrations and Related Products
Expiration dates were extended due to COVID-19; expired driver’s licenses remain valid until August 15
5/13/2021
Governor Hogan Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; MDOT MVA urging Marylanders to Be the LOOK TWICE Driver
Educational messaging and safety tips for drivers and riders planned throughout May
5/3/2021
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