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DMV AB 60 Statistics for February 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2015

DMV AB 60 Statistics for February 2015

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released February statistics for Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), as well as totals since the programs implementation on January 2, 2015.

Original Driver License:

•    72,000     AB 60 driver licenses issued in February 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.

•    131,000    AB 60 driver licenses issued from January 2, 2015 to February 28, 2015.

Year to Year Comparison:
Total original (non-commercial) driver licenses issued in February 2015: 121,000  
    This number includes the number of AB 60 driver licenses issued in February 2015. 

Total original (non-commercial) driver licenses issued in February 2014: 69,000    
   This number shows how many original driver licenses DMV issued before AB 60. 

Applying for a Driver License:

•     91,000     Number of AB 60 applicants applying for a license in February 2015. 

This is the total number of unique individuals who started the application process in February 2015.

•    387,000     Number of AB 60 applicants applying for a license from January 2, 2015 to 
                  February 28, 2015.

This is the total number of unique individuals who started the application process since January 2, 2015. 

Customer Visits:

•    292,000    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 in February.

•    907,000     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 February. 

Testing:

•    321,000     Total number of written knowledge and drive tests administered to AB 60 applicants

DMV administered 241,000 written knowledge tests and 80,000 drive tests to AB 60 applicants in February. 

Pass/Fail Rates:

•    46%     Statewide written knowledge exam passage rate for all applicants for a new driver 
license 

DMV administered 407,000 written knowledge tests.  This includes AB 60 applicants. 
For comparison, 47% of applicants passed the written knowledge test in 2014. 

•    72%    Statewide drive test passage rate for all applicants for a new driver license 

DMV administered 147,000 drive tests. This includes AB 60 applicants. 
For comparison, 61% of applicants passed the drive test in 2014.

All statistics are approximate figures gathered from Monday, February 2, 2015 to Saturday, February 28, 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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