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.
Studies & Reports Sections
Studies and reports are assigned to a Section that best describes the type of report. Click on a section title below to see a short description.
I. Driver Education & Training Studies
II. Driver Licensing Screening Studies
III. Studies on Improvement and Control of Deviant Drivers
IV. Basic Research & Methodological Studies: Driver Performance, Accident Etiology, Prediction Models, and Actuarial Applications
V. Driver Licensing / Control Systems & Safety Management Studies
VI. Studies on Special Driver Populations
VII. Miscellaneous Studies & Reports
Request printed copies of studies and reports by mail at:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Research and Development Branch
2415 1st Ave. Mail Station: F-126
Sacramento, CA 95818
Please include the report number, the number of copies requested, and your name, address, and phone number.
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California Vehicle Registrations and Drives Licenses – 1946-1958
To summarize the Department of Motor Vehicle’s growth in workload since 1946 and to make comparisons with other states and the United States.
California Vehicle Registrations and Driver Licenses – 1946-1961
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.
The California Driver Fact Book
To provide a quick reference for traffic safety personnel and related program administrators.
Projected Motor Vehicle Registration & Drivers Licenses Outstanding 1976-2000
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.
Projected Motor Vehicle Registration & Drivers Licenses Outstanding 1978-2005
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.
How the Public Views DMV
To conduct a survey to determine the general public’s view of DMV.
Operational Efficiency of Field Offices with Extended Office Hours
To evaluate the impact of extended office hours on DMV field office productivity and quality of work.
Quality Control Methodology Applied to Field Office Efficiency
To describe quality control (QC) methodology and apply it to interoffice efficiency comparisons.
Survey of Customer’s Time in DMV Field Offices
To monitor customers' time as a part of improving services in DMV field offices.
Prediction of Field Office Telephone Staffing Levels
To develop a regression model for staffing telephone operations in DMV field offices.