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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.