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DMV Monthly AB 60 Implementation Statistics Update

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2015

DMV Monthly AB 60 Implementation Statistics Update

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released statistics for implementation of Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) for the first full month of implementation data.

59,000:   AB 60 driver licenses issued in January 2015
A license is not issued until the applicant proves identity and residency with qualifying documents or through secondary review, passes a written knowledge exam, and completes a behind-the-wheel drive exam.
113,172:   Total original (non-commercial) driver licenses issued in January 2015.
This number includes the number of AB 60 driver licenses issued in January 2015.
74,028:   Total original (non-commercial) driver licenses issued in January 2014.
This number shows how many original driver licenses DMV issued before AB 60.
236,000:   Number of AB 60 applicants applying for a license.
This is the total number of unique individuals who started the application process in January 2015.
374,000:   Number of AB 60 customer visits.
Data identifies the AB 60 customers provided a ticket at the “Start Here” window, which can include starting an application, taking and exam or other transactions.
962,000:   Total statewide driver license customer visits
Data identifies the total number of DL related visits statewide, which includes AB 60 applicants along with all driver license customer visits in January.
429,000:   Total number of written knowledge and drive tests administered to AB 60 applicants
DMV administered 362,000 written knowledge tests and 67,000 drive tests to AB 60 applicants in January
48%   Statewide written knowledge exam passage rate for all applicants for a new driver license
Includes AB 60 applicants. For comparison, 47% of applicants passed the written knowledge test in 2014.
67%   Statewide drive test passage rate for all applicants for a new driver license
Includes AB 60 applicants. For comparison, 61% of applicants passed the drive test in 2014.

All statistics are approximate figures gathered from Friday, January 2, 2015 to Saturday, January 31, 2015.

The DMV has a helpful AB 60 information webpage, http://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 relevant materials.

 
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