Research Studies & Reports

DMV’s Research & Development Branch has been conducting research and producing studies and reports since the 1950s. Research & Development reports help DMV to measure the impact of new laws on making drivers safer. We also identify areas where we can improve our processes, explore new approaches to solving existing problems, and branch out into new opportunities to serve you better. 

Request printed copies of studies and reports by mail at:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Research and Development Branch
2570 24th Street, Mail Station: H-126
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 657-5805

Please include the report number, the number of copies requested, and your name, address, and phone number.

397 Results

Report ID Date Published Title Section Links
1 1959/ 07

California Vehicle Registrations and Drives Licenses – 1946-1958

By: Research & Development

To summarize the Department of Motor Vehicle’s growth in workload since 1946 and to make comparisons with other states and the United States.

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12 1963/ 02

California Vehicle Registrations and Driver Licenses – 1946-1961

By: R. S. Coppin & R. C. Peck

To produce an extension of the 1959 Department of Motor Vehicles report titled "California Vehicle Registrations and Drivers Licenses, 1946-1958" (Research Report No.1) for the years 1959, 1960, and 1961. The report should be useful as a basic set of historical statistical information regarding California vehicle registrations and drivers' licenses.

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29 1976/ 07

The California Driver Fact Book

By: California Department of Motor Vehicles

To provide a quick reference for traffic safety personnel and related program administrators.

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48.1 1976/ 10

Projected Motor Vehicle Registration & Drivers Licenses Outstanding 1976-2000

By: Department Staff

To prepare a set of estimated vehicle registrations to 2000, by county, for each of the four classes of vehicles --passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and trailers.

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48.2 1978/ 10

Projected Motor Vehicle Registration & Drivers Licenses Outstanding 1978-2005

By: Department Staff

To prepare a set of estimated vehicle registrations to 2005, by county, for each of the four classes of vehicles --passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and trailers.

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54 1975/ 05

How the Public Views DMV

By: Research Staff

To conduct a survey to determine the general public’s view of DMV.

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NRN094 1986/ 04

Operational Efficiency of Field Offices with Extended Office Hours

By: Jensen Kuan & Ray Peck

To evaluate the impact of extended office hours on DMV field office productivity and quality of work.

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NRN095 1986/ 04

Quality Control Methodology Applied to Field Office Efficiency

By: Mary Janke & Gary Arstein-Kerslake

To describe quality control (QC) methodology and apply it to interoffice efficiency comparisons.

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NRN105 1991/ 04

Nomograms for Power, Sample Size and Effect Size for Statistical Tests

By: Leonard A. Marowitz

To develop a reference which can be used to quickly determine the statistical power of a variety of widely used statistical tests.

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NRN099 1987/ 11

Terminal Digit Workload Scheduling Project

By: Anthony DeMaio

To develop a computerized workload scheduling system for the terminal digit (TD) operators.

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