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DMV Issues Nearly 400-Thousand Driver Licenses under AB 60

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2015

DMV Issues Nearly 400-Thousand Driver Licenses under AB 60
  Program Successfully Reaches Six Month Mark

        
Sacramento – During the first six months of implementing Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued approximately 397,000 driver licenses to undocumented applicants who have met all requirements necessary to enjoy driving privileges in California.  This figure represents more than half of the total 759,000 original driver licenses that have distributed during the first half of 2015. 

“The latest numbers reflect the continued successful implementation of AB 60,” said DMV Director Jean Shiomoto. “The DMV was determined to develop a process that would not only meet the stringent requirements of this new law, but also the unique needs of our newly expanded customer base.”   

Since the Safe and Responsible Driver Act was implemented on January 2, 2015, the DMV has received approximately 687,000 AB 60 driver license applications.  As part of the process, applicants must prove their identity and California residency, as well as meet all other licensing requirements such as passing the knowledge and behind-the-wheel exams.  Here is the approximate number of tests administered between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015: 

            AB 60 Knowledge Test               1,116,000        
            AB 60 Drive Test                           436,000
                                                                                                      Pass     Fail
            Statewide Knowledge Test         2,324,000                       47%    53%
            Statewide Drive Test                     928,000                       71%    29%

This data reflects the number of individual transactions.  If a customer takes a particular
test multiple times, each attempt is included in the statistics.  Statewide data reflects all tests 
administered, including AB 60 applicants.

            AB 60 Customer Visits    1,462,000
            Statewide Customer Visits    5,636,000 (includes AB 60 applicants)

Data identifies number of applicants provided a ticket at the “Start Here” window. 

 


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