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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2015
AB 60 Launch Draws Large Turnout at DMV Offices
SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released preliminary driver license processing statistics showing early success implementing Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60)—the new law requiring DMV to issue a driver license to applicants who can prove identity and California residence and meet all other licensing requirements, such as passing the driver license knowledge and behind-the-wheel driving exams.
“We have spent the past year working together with our partners and stakeholders in the implementation of AB to ensure we serve the needs of our customers,” said DMV Director Jean Shiomoto. “We appreciate the hard work of all DMV employees who work diligently to ensure this department continues to provide excellent customer service for all California.”
Preliminary statistics show DMV served thousands of new driver license applicants:
- 17,200: Approximate number of AB 60 applicants seen statewide on first day of new law
To help measure and monitor DMV’s progress in implementing the new law, the department will release AB 60 Implementation Statistics on Tuesday of each week.
The DMV has a helpful AB60 information webpage, ab60.dmv.ca.gov, containing a complete list of acceptable documents that can be used to verify identity and residency, a copy of the driver handbook, sample knowledge tests, appointment information, and other helpful materials.
Anyone applying for a first time driver license is required to make an appointment, unless they plan on visiting one of the four temporary Driver License Processing Centers where walk-in traffic is accepted. Online appointments can be scheduled as far as 90 days in advance at www.dmv.ca.gov or by calling 1-800-777-0133.
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