DMV’s Merna Velasco Receives 2010 Governor’s Medal of Valor

California Department of Motor Vehicles
Media Relations Office
2415 First Avenue, MS F-122
Sacramento, CA 95818
Contact: DMV Public Affairs

December 7, 2010

Department of Motor Vehicles Field Representative Merna Velasco was presented a Silver Medal today during ceremonies honoring 38 Medal of Valor recipients by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Crest Theater in Sacramento. Honorees from several state departments and agencies were honored for demonstrating extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism to save the life of another.

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Don’t Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (, including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133.

DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Dale E. Bonner. The DMV licenses drivers; maintains driving records; registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels; investigates auto and identity-related fraud; and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools.