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California issues 110,000 licenses to immigrants in seven weeks

Los Angeles Times - February 26, 2015

California issues 110,000 driver's licenses in 7 weeks to immigrants in U.S. without permission under new law.


How to avoid DMV gridlock

Union Tribune San Diego - January 23, 2015

Like any successful road trip, your next trek to the DMV will require savvy scheduling, logistic acumen and a reservation. And if you play your car cards right, you might not be going in at all.


On the Hunt for Handicapped Parking Cheaters

ABC 20/20 - January 10, 2015

Investigators for the California DMV check handicap placards being used by people near Runyon Canyon. They find numerous cars parked in spots reserved for the handicapped. ABC News cameras catch them in the act.


Jean Shiomoto: From the Delta to the DMV

Capitol Weekly - October 24, 2014

Jean Shiomoto, who grew up on a pear farm in the Delta, has one of the toughest jobs in California – she runs the Department of Motor Vehicles.


Back-seat Driver: DMV touch screens: It’s like gambling!

Sacramento Bee - September 11, 2014

They’ve thrown away the pencils and paper over at the DMV. As of now in California, the old written driver’s license test is no more. The state Department of Motor Vehicles is now giving the test on touch screens in 120 of its 170 field offices, including all offices in the greater Sacramento region.



Top 10 DMV Facts (As of 1/1/14)

  • Licensed Drivers: 24,643,432
  • Licensed Teen Drivers: 864,975
    (16-19 year olds)
  • Registered Vehicles: 32,903,847
  • Registered Motorcycles: 857,624
  • Special Interest Plates: 427,219
  • Registered Off Highway Vehicles: 820,445
  • Disabled placards: 2,614,264
  • Registered hybrid vehicles: 709,766
  • Online transactions: 13,526,934
  • Licensed Auto Dealers in California:
    • Used vehicle dealers: 6,837
    • New vehicle dealers: 1,462

2013 Online transactions: 

  • Online Vehicle Registrations (VR): 8,799,934
  • Online Driver License Renewals (DL): 975,435
  • Online ID Card Renewals: 38,887
  • Online Change of Address filings: 1,067,601
  • Online Notices of Release of Liability: 1,695,876
  • Online Personalized License Plate Reservations: 65,595
  • Online Vehicle Insurance Program: 591,604
  • Online VR/DL Record Requests: 292,837

2012 Online transactions: 

  • Online Vehicle Registrations (VR): 7,641,436
  • Online Driver License Renewals (DL): 733,876
  • Online ID Card Renewals: 33,524
  • Online Change of Address filings: 1,048,908
  • Online Notices of Release of Liability: 1,486,003
  • Online Personalized License Plate Reservations: 64,019
  • Online Vehicle Insurance Program: 593,751
  • Online VR/DL Record Requests: 222,070

2011 Online transactions: 

  • Online Vehicle Registrations: 8,089,396
  • Online Driver License Renewals: 1,039,100
  • Online Change of Address filings: 992,859
  • Online Notice of Release filings: 1,287,393
  • Internet Plate Reservations: 60,984


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