MVA Press Releases

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


2022 News Releases

MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close on Thanksgiving Day
Offices will reopen on November 25
11/22/2022
Governor Hogan and Transportation Officials Honor Victims of Crashes Involving Drunk, Drugged Drivers at 19th Annual Maryland Remembers Ceremony
11/21/2022
Governor Hogan to Honor Victims of Drunk and Drugged Driving at 19th Annual Maryland Remembers Event
11/17/2022
MDOT MVA to Close Offices and VEIP Stations on November 11 to Mark Veterans Day
Agency Will Honor Active and Retired Service Members with Commemorative Pens
11/7/2022
MDOT MVA Partners With the Maryland Motor Truck Association to Host Second CDL Information Day
Event brought Several Agencies Together to Educate Prospective CDL Applicants
11/5/2022
Maryland and National Sleep Foundation Recognize Drowsy Driving Prevention Week ®
Sleep First. Drive Later. Be the Alert Driver.
11/4/2022
With 6 Months Remaining Until Federal Deadline, 88% of Marylanders REAL ID Ready
MDOT MVA ready to help Marylanders fulfill requirements ahead of May 3, 2023
11/3/2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close For Election Day
Offices will reopen on November 9
11/3/2022
MDOT Recognizes Maryland Law Enforcement Officers for Impaired Driving Prevention Efforts
10/31/2022
MDOT Stresses the Importance of Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists Working Together to Stay Safe this Halloween Weekend
10/27/2022
MDOT MVA, Maryland Motor Truck Association to Host Second CDL Information & Career Day
10/26/2022
MDOT MVA Glen Burnie Branch Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
10/25/2022
MDOT MVA Highway Safety Office Awarded Grant to Educate Teen Drivers on the Dangers of Distracted Driving
During Teen Driver Safety Week, Teens and Parents Reminded of Safe Driving Behaviors
10/20/2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Federal Holiday
Office and VEIP Stations will reopen Tuesday, October 11 Glen Burnie and Columbia VEIP Kiosks to Have Limited Availability on Saturday & Sunday
10/7/2022
MDOT Teams Up with NHTSA to Promote Safe Driving During Operation Crash Reduction, October 7-10
10/6/2022
MDOT MVA Expanding Popular Birth Certificate Printing Service to Salisbury Branch
Service makes it easier for many customers to complete REAL ID process; Since 2021, more than 2,000 Marylanders have obtained birth certificates at MDOT MVA Branches
10/4/2022
MDOT MVA Bills Focused on Child Safety and Extended Renewals Among Laws Taking Effect on October 1
Other measures expand Move Over Law and allow 24-hour temporary registration
9/29/2022
MDOT MVA Recognized for Customer Convenience, Public Affairs and Innovation
Agency Recognized at International Conference in Baltimore with More Than 1,000 Attendees
9/20/2022
Find The Right Car Seat During Child Passenger Safety Week, September 18-24
New Child Passenger Safety Law Goes into Effect October 1
9/15/2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close Monday, September 5, in Observance of Labor Day Holiday
Offices and VEIP Stations will reopen Tuesday, September 6
9/1/2022
MDOT MVA, MIEMSS Partner to Provide Child Passenger Safety Training and Resources to Emergency Medical Service Agencies
16 child safety seats donated to ensure safe transport of children
8/15/2022
MDOT MVA Implements Modernized Commercial Driver’s Skills Test
Third ‘Bus Drivers’ Day’ Set for August 20 to Assist Systems Ahead of School Year
8/10/2022
Crash Demonstration Highlights Importance of Proper Seat Belt Restraints for All Vehicle Occupants
Safety officials spread the message: Crashes are not accidents
7/27/2022
MDOT, Law Enforcement and Traffic Officials to Host Crash Demonstration to Highlight Importance of Seat Belt Use
New child passenger safety law takes effect October 1, requiring children to remain rear facing until age 2
7/20/2022
MDOT MVA Highway Safety Office Awarded Grant to Help Law Enforcement Combat Impaired Driving
For Third Year, GHSA and Responsibility.org Provide Grant to Increase Training for Cannabis Recognition and Impairment
7/13/2022
Excise Tax Exemption Benefitting Active-Duty Military Members Among Laws Taking Effect July 1
MDOT MVA planning education outreach for bill focused on child passenger safety
6/30/2022
This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways
MDOT MVA, law enforcement warn motorists of impaired driving risk during holiday weekend
6/29/2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Fourth of July
Offices and VEIP Stations will reopen Tuesday, July 5
6/28/2022
Ahead of Fourth of July Weekend, MDOT MVA and Law Enforcement Officials Warn of Risks and Consequences of Impaired Driving
6/27/2022
MDOT MVA Completes Pilot Program Gathering Road-Test Data for Alcohol Detection Technology
Data will be used to improve technology aimed at preventing impaired driving
6/23/2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Juneteenth Holiday
Offices and VEIP Stations will reopen Tuesday, June 21
6/16/2022
29 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from University of Maryland’s DUI Institute
Annual program trains state’s impaired driving enforcement leaders
6/15/2022
MDOT MVA Reminding Customers That Modifications to the Non-Commercial Driver’s Skills Tests Will End on June 6, 2022
Standard testing operations will resume with both a closed course and on-road test
6/2/2022
**SUMMER STARTS WITH SAFETY** With Heavy Travel Expected Across Maryland, MDOT and Partner Agencies Share Safety and Travel Tips for Memorial Day Weekend
Motorists Urged to Slow Down, Stay Alert, Use Seat Belts and Drive Off-Peak
5/26/2022
MDOT MVA Launches Driver’s License and State ID in Apple Wallet
Marylanders can now add their Maryland Mobile ID to Apple Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch
5/25/2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Memorial Day
Offices and VEIP Stations will reopen Tuesday, May 31
5/24/2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: MDOT, Safety Partners to Remind Marylanders to Stay Safe During Summer Travel
5/23/2022
Be the BUCKLED UP Driver: Seat Belt Enforcement Begins Across the State
Officials remind Marylanders of car seat safety and new law requiring a rear-facing seat through age 2
5/19/2022
Governor Hogan Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; Maryland Highway Safety Office and Maryland State Police Announce Free Motorcycle Rider Training
Educational messages and safety tips for drivers and riders planned throughout the riding season
5/9/2022
MDOT, State and Local Law Enforcement, NHTSA Spread Awareness: ‘Move Over or Slow Down’ to Protect Those on Shoulder
Educational messaging and enforcement underway to remind drivers of Maryland’s Move Over law
5/5/2022
It’s Getting REAL: Marylanders Have Less Than a Year to Get REAL ID Ready
Nearly 87% of Marylanders are ready to fly
5/4/2022
Modifications to Driver’s Skills Tests Will End, Standard Testing Operations Resume on June 6, 2022
Non-commercial driving tests had been modified for COVID-19 protocols
5/3/2022
Maryland Transportation Officials Mark the One-Year Countdown to Federal REAL ID Deadline
5/2/2022
Nearly 200 Maryland Officers Designated as Traffic Safety Specialists
Officers from 33 agencies across the state honored for proficiency, dedication
4/29/2022
MDOT MVA Glen Burnie Branch Participating in National Drug Prescription Drug Take Back Day
4/25/2022
557 Fatalities on Maryland Highways in 2021
MDOT, law enforcement partners announce 2021 figures and urge commitment to safety; Survey indicates 93% of Marylanders consider unsafe driving a major problem
4/18/2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Officials to Announce the Number of Roadway Fatalities in 2021 and Recent Findings from MDOT Road Safety Survey
4/14/2022
MDOT MVA Expands Birth Certificate Printing Service to Three Additional Branches
Available at Annapolis, Frederick and Largo branches in addition to Baltimore City and Essex; More than 1,300 customers have benefited from the service since 2021 launch
3/30/2022
MDOT MVA, Maryland Motor Truck Association Host CDL Information Day
3/26/2022
MDOT MVA, Maryland Motor Truck Association to Host CDL Information Day
3/15/2022
NO LUCK INVOLVED – MAKE A PLAN FOR A SOBER RIDE HOME THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND
Local, state police targeting impaired drivers on Route 13 in Delaware, Virginia, and across Maryland
3/14/2022
SAFE CARS SAVE LIVES: MDOT MVA Encourages Marylanders to Be the Driver Who Saves Lives by Checking For Vehicle Recalls
Governor Hogan Proclaims March 7-13, 2022, Vehicle Safety Recalls Week in Maryland
3/7/2022
A NEW WAY TO MDOT MVA: Marylanders Gain Convenience, Enhanced Security After Agency Upgrade
Customers Can Conduct More Transactions Online, Efficiency Increased Within the Agency
2/28/2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Presidents’ Day
Offices and VEIP stations will reopen Tuesday, February 22
2/17/2022
A WINNING PLAY: PLAN AHEAD TO HAVE A SOBER RIDE HOME FOR THE BIG GAME
State and Local Enforcement Agencies Team Up to Keep Drivers Safe
2/10/2022
MDOT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ENCOURAGE MARYLANDERS TO HAVE A GAME PLAN FOR SOBER RIDE HOME THIS WEEKEND
2/8/2022
CDL Testing Appointments Still Available for Bus Drivers’ Day at the MVA on February 5, 2022
Knowledge and skills testing available for qualified applicants at seven branch offices across the state
1/31/2022
BE THE ‘BACK SEAT DRIVER’ … IT COULD SAVE LIVES ON MARYLAND ROADWAYS
In 2021, 80 Passengers Were Killed in Motor Vehicle Crashes; National Passenger Safety Week Encourages Riders to Speak Up for Safety
1/24/2022
MDOT MVA to Host School Bus Drivers’ Day on February 5
1/19/2022
MDOT MVA Offices & VEIP Stations to Close in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Offices and VEIP stations will reopen Tuesday, January 18, 2022
1/13/2022
MDOT MVA Highway Safety Office Seeking Applications for Traffic Safety Grants Aimed at Reducing Injuries, Deaths
More than $12 million in Highway Safety Grants awarded by the Hogan Administration in 2021
1/11/2022