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Tag Archives: DMV

State expands power to go after repeat toll evaders

ALBANY — New York state has expanded power to go after repeat toll evaders. A new regulation allows the state Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend the registration of motorists who fail to pay three or more toll violations within ...

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DMV employee admits mail fraud

Latonya Young, 44, an employee of the Erie County Clerk’s Office, who was assigned to work at the state Department of Motor Vehicles, pleaded guilty Friday to mail fraud, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in ...

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Clerks push for free vet status on documents

County clerks from the Finger Lakes region are calling on the governor and the commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to immediately suspend the $12.50 fee associated with displaying a veteran status on DMV-issued photo documents. ...

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DMV taps high bidder for licenses

ALBANY — Cash-strapped New York has tentatively chosen the highest bidder to produce driver’s licenses under a disputed contract that would provide only black-and-white photos and end up costing the state nearly $38 million more than the current contract if ...

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DMV won’t relicense repeat drunken drivers

ALBANY — New York officials have issued regulations to prevent repeat drunken drivers from getting their licenses back. Under the new rule, the Department of Motor Vehicles will review the lifetime records of drivers seeking reinstatement after a revocation and ...

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NY allows online voter registration through DMV

ALBANY — New York is joining 13 states that allow voters to register online in an effort to improve voter turnout and save money. The initiative announced Thursday also expands opportunities for voters to register in languages other than English. ...

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DMV services will be available at auto show

Department of Motor Vehicles services will be available at the Rochester International Auto Show this weekend, according to Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo. Representatives will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “The Rochester International Auto ...

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AP source: NY reconsiders new DMV rule

ALBANY — A state official says the Cuomo administration is putting on hold a new policy that allowed drivers to skip an eye exam when renewing a license. The change was made to make it easier for New Yorkers to renew licenses by mail or online.

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County clerks oppose eliminating eye tests

County clerks from throughout the state are strongly opposed to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle administrative decision to eliminate vision testing for driver license renewals. Several joined Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo on Wednesday at the county office building to speak out.

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Fingerprinting of school bus drivers goes digital

Commissioner David J. Swarts of the Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that the fingerprints of school bus drivers are now being scanned and sent electronically, eliminating the need to ink and roll fingers on cards.

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DMV uses new tech to snag thieves, hitman

ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson says face-recognition technology has led to 100 arrests in New York over six months, ranging from people trying to defraud insurance companies to a mob hit man who sought a new identity a day after he was released from prison.

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