MVA Press Releases

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

2021 News Releases

Additional $10,000 in Rideshare Credits Available to Marylanders New Year’s Eve Night has joined the partnership with GHSA and Uber to Provide Sober Ride Options
Make 2022 The Safest Year Yet – Be The SAFE Driver
Motorists are reminded to follow the rules of the road and practice safe driving
MDOT MVA Offices, VEIP Stations Closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
Offices and VEIP stations will reopen Monday, January 3, 2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, December 24-25
Offices and VEIP stations will reopen Monday, December 27
MDOT MVA Offers Road Safety Tips and Resources for Older Driver Safety Week, December 6-10
MDOT MVA to Close Branch Offices and Temporarily Suspend eStore, Self-Service Kiosks and Appointment Scheduler for System Upgrades Beginning Close of Business December 2
Agency deploying final phase of Customer Connect IT modernization project
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations Closed on Thanksgiving
Offices and VEIP stations will reopen Friday, November 26 Agency also providing advanced notice of upcoming closure due to system upgrades
MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Hogan to Honor Victims of Drunk and Drugged Driving at 18th Annual Maryland Remembers Event
Preparation, Awareness and Vigilance Among Keys to Motorists’ Safety During Roadside Emergencies
Partnering agencies develop video urging caution for drivers and passengers
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Veteran’s Day
Offices and VEIP stations will reopen Friday, November 12; Agency also providing advanced notice of upcoming closure due to system upgrades
MDOT Recognizes Law Enforcement Officers for Impaired Driving Prevention Efforts
MDOT MVA, Maryland Department of Health Team Up to Provide Certified Birth Certificate Copies at Select MVA Branch Offices
Service available to customers at Baltimore City and Essex branches
MDOT, AAA Remind Motorists of Move Over Law to Keep First Responders, Road Workers Safe
MDOT, AAA to Remind Motorists of Move Over Law to Keep First Responders, Road Workers Safe
Be the Share the Road Driver This October in Honor of Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month
Pedestrian fatalities account for nearly 25% of all roadway deaths in Maryland
MDOT MVA Offices, VEIP Stations Will Close in Observance of Federal Holiday
Offices and VEIP stations will reopen Tuesday, October 12
MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction
Regional campaign aimed at saving lives focuses on driving behavior and seat belt use
MDOT MVA Bill Benefiting Commercial Trucking Industry Among Laws Taking Effect on October 1
Other laws focus on traffic safety, enforcement
MDOT MVA Wins Trio of Service and Security Awards for Innovation, Efficiency and Fraud Prevention
Administrator Chrissy Nizer named chair of AAMVA International Board of Directors
CDL Testing Appointments Still Available for Bus Drivers’ Day at the MVA
Knowledge and skills testing available for qualified applicants at six branch offices across the state
MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates
Despite rise in overall rate, survey shows low use on local roads and in trucks, SUVs
MDOT MVA Observes Child Passenger Safety Week 2021, Provides Resources to Support Safe Travel Practices
MDOT MVA providing instructional videos, events for parents and guardians
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Labor Day Holiday
Offices and VEIP stations will reopen Tuesday, September 7
MDOT MVA Reminds Customers That Branches Are Open By Appointment Only As It Expands Accessibility
25 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from University of Maryland’s DUI Institute
Annual Program Shapes State’s DUI Enforcement Leaders
Unbuckled? What’s Holding You Back This Holiday Weekend?
Rollover simulator demonstrations at Maryland State Fair promote seat belt use
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
MDOT MVAs Mobile Bus is Back on the Road
Services Resume in August by Appointment Only
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
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
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 The New Home for Maryland’s Highway Safety Office
New website provides resources, crash data and more information for partners and the public
Maryland Awarded Grant for Second Year to Combat Drug-Impaired Driving
GHSA and Provide Grant for Increased Training for Drug Recognition Experts and Toxicology Units
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
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Juneteenth Holiday
Offices and VEIP Stations will reopen Saturday, June 19
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
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
Ahead of Fourth of July Weekend, MDOT MVA and Law Enforcement Officials Warn of Risks, Consequences of Impaired Driving
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
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Memorial Day
Offices and VEIP Stations will reopen Tuesday, June 1
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
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
Seat Belt Enforcement Kicks Off Maryland Click It or Ticket Campaign
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
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
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
MDOT, Safety Partners to Remind Marylanders to Stay Safe and Moving During Summer Travel
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
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
Connect to Disconnect: Distracted Driving Enforcement Underway
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
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
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
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
MDOT MVA Launches New Appointment Scheduling System to Better Serve Customers
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
Nearly 100 Maryland Officers Designated as Traffic Safety Specialists
Officers from 21 Agencies Across the State Earned Designation in 2020
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Presidents Day
Offices will reopen Tuesday, February 16
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
Maryland Announces Release of 2021-2025 Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Strategy will lead transportation efforts to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries
PHOTO RELEASE: MDOT MVA Silver Spring Branch Moves from Glenmont to Larger Facility at Kemp Mill
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
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Offices will reopen Tuesday, January 19