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2014 News Releases

Governor Cuomo Opens the 2014 New York International Automobile Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center
State DMV on Site to Perform Transactions for Attendees Such as Registering for Adventure Licenses, Renewing Registration or Changing an Address
Part of NYIAS Wounded Warrior Project, Governor Cuomo Awards Specialist Robert J. Loria With Honorary License Plate for New 2014 Toyota RAV4
— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 04/19/14)

Governor Cuomo Announces Red License Plates for State and Local Government Emergency Response Vehicles
Red Plates will assist law enforcement in identifying vehicles during major storms or emergencies
— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 04/03/14)

Governor Cuomo Announces that Prosecutors now have Access to Past Driving Ticket Information
Improved access to DMV records shows tickets issued and not just convictions
— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 03/03/14)

Governor Cuomo Unveils New and Improved DMV Website
— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 02/28/14)

Governor Cuomo Announces Email and Text Alert Reminders Available for Vehicle Registration and Inspection Renewals           
New York Motorists Can Sign Up for This New Service Online, by Mail or at a DMV Office 
— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 02/18/14)

Governor Cuomo Promotes NYS Lifetime Adventure License Series for Hunting, Fishing and Visiting NY State Parks
Unveils Nine New License Plate Designs Available for Free Exclusively for Those Purchasing Lifetime Passes in 2014
State Sending 1 Million Letters to Notify Current Temporary License Holders
— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 02/12/14)

Governor Cuomo Deploys Cabinet Members to Deliver Regional 2014-15 Budget Overview in Owego
DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala Outlines Budget in Owego
Governor's Budget maintains fiscal responsibility and builds on past 3 years of success 
— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 01/22/14)

 

2013 News Releases

DMV ANNOUNCES OLDER DRIVER SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK 

– (Albany 12/03/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces Expansion of Online DMV Services to Include Viewing License Status and Ordering Document Renewals and Replacements 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 11/04/13)

Governor Cuomo Urges Teens to Not Text-And-Drive as Part of National Teen Driver Awareness Week 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 10/21/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces Veteran Designation Now Available on Driver Licenses, Permits, Non-Driver IDs

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 10/03/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 91 Percent of New York Drivers Now Utilize Seat Belts

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 09/27/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces Child Passenger Safety Week

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 09/17/13)

DMV OFFERS SATURDAY AND EXTENDED WEEKDAY HOURS AT SELECT OFFICES

– (Albany 9/12/13)

Governor Cuomo Reminds New Yorkers to Buckle Up Children While Visiting and Vacationing in State Parks

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 07/10/13)

Governor Signs Legislation to Toughen Texting-While-Driving Penalties

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 07/01/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Strengthen Penalties for Texting-While-Driving and Protect New Yorkers on the Road

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 05/31/13)

Consumer Alert: Governor Cuomo Warns New Yorkers to Avoid Scams Involving Sandy Storm Damaged Car Sales

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 05/28/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 3,100 Dangerous Drivers Kept Off the Road Since New, Tough Regulations to Protect New Yorkers From Repeat DWI Offenders Took Effect

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 05/20/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces 'Buckle Up New York' Campaign

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 05/16/13)

MAY IS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AND AWARENESS MONTH

Motorcycle Safety, Road Sharing Stressed As Summer Approaches – (Newburgh 05/09/13)

DMV ANNOUNCES EXTENDED HOURS AT THREE OFFICES

Massapequa, Yonkers, Herald Square Offices to Stay Open Later on Weekdays – (Albany 04/16/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces DMV Public Service Campaign Featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz to Increase Organ Donation

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 04/03/13)

MOTORISTS REMINDED OF DROWSY DRIVING DANGERS

— GTSC Press Release – (Albany 03/07/13)

Governor Cuomo Announces 13,000 Identity Fraud Cases Investigated by DMV Using Facial Recognition Technology

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 03/05/13)

 

2012 News Releases

DMV OFFERS NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION RENEWAL FOR SNOWMOBILES 

– (Albany 11/28/12)

Chiefs of Police Support Proposed Driver License 

– (Albany 11/26/12)

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR DMV DRIVER LICENSE 

– (Albany 11/21/12)

STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER BARBARA J. FIALA 

– (Albany 11/14/12)

MOTORISTS REMINDED OF DANGERS OF DROWSY DRIVING

Fatigue a Possibility as Daylight Saving Time Ends on November 4 – (Albany 11/02/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces Extensions for DMV Renewals, Tax Filings & Payments and Bond Payments in Response to Hurricane Sandy

— Governor's Press Release – (11/02/12)

DMV OFFERS ONLINE TEMPORARY VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS

Customers Can Now Print a 10-Day Proof of Registration – (Albany 10/23/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 16,000 New Yorkers Use New Online Voter Registration Website

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 9/27/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces Regulations to Protect New Yorkers from Dangerous Drivers 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 9/25/12)

Reforms Include Giving Law Enforcement in the Field Access to DMV Data Using a Secure Internet Portal 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 9/12/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces Reforms to Expand Access to Voter Registration 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 8/16/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces More than Four Times as Many Tickets Issued for Texting-While-Driving Since Tough, New Law Took Effect 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 7/12/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces Multi-Agency Initiative to Help Prevent Impaired Driving During Prom and Graduation Season 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 5/23/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces "Buckle Up New York" Enforcement Campaign 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 5/19/12)

BATTLE OF THE BELTS COMES TO BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Hosts Competition For Teen Drivers – (Albany 05/15/12)

MAY IS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY MONTH

Safety Stressed For Motorcyclists As Summer Months Approach – (Albany 05/09/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 3,000 Tickets Issued During Second Operation Hang-Up

Second Enhanced Enforcement Campaign Continues To Crack Down on Motorists that Illegally Use a Hand-Held Device — Governor's Press Release – (Albany 5/04/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces Second Operation Hang Up Campaign to Target Distracted Drivers

More Than 150 Drivers Ticketed in First 12 Hours of Operation Hang Up
More Than 65,000 Tickets Issued Statewide in 2012 for Using an Electronic Device While Driving — Governor's Press Release – (Albany 4/24/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces Second Operation Hang Up Campaign to Target Distracted Drivers

—Governor's Press Release – (Albany 4/21/12)

New York State Unveils New Online Service to Increase Organ Donations

MyDMV Application Process Makes Registering More Convenient — Joint Press Release with NYS Department of Health – (Albany 04/10/12)

MOTORISTS REMINDED OF DANGERS OF DROWSY DRIVING

Sleep Loss a Possibility as Daylight Saving Time Begins on March 11 – (Albany 03/08/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces the License Suspension of Driving School at Center of Fraud Allegations

—Governor's Press Release – (Albany 3/05/12)

Governor Cuomo Announces Texting-While-Driving Law Leads to Major Crackdown on Distracted Driving

—Governor's Press Release – (Albany 2/13/12)

Governor Cuomo Implements "Experience Counts" Initiatives to Help Returning Veterans Get Jobs in New York

—Governor's Press Release – (Albany 2/09/12)

New York State Celebrates Giants' Super Bowl Victory with Championship License Plate 

Super Bowl XLVI Plate Commemorates Victory — Governor's Press Release – (Albany 2/06/12)

DMV OFFERS ONLINE REGISTRATION OF OUT-OF STATE SNOWMOBILES

Non-Residents Can Obtain Temporary Registration and Immediately Begin Riding – (Albany 01/31/12)

Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and Department of Motor Vehicles Open Cost-Saving Call Center at Greene Correctional Facility (PDF)

Along with a second call center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, annual savings to taxpayers is expected to reach approximately $3.5 million – (Albany 01/10/12)

 

2011 New Releases

 

Governor Cuomo Announces that State Police Issued More Than 800 Tickets for Texting-While-Driving Violations Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

816 Tickets Issued to Motorists for Illegally Using a Hand-Held Device – (Albany 12/1/11)

DMV OFFERS REDESIGNED VETERAN LICENSE PLATE

New Custom License Plate Unveiled for Veterans Day – (Albany 11/09/11)

MOTORISTS REMINDED OF DANGERS OF DROWSY DRIVING

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday – (Albany 11/04/11)

STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER BARBARA J. FIALA 

(Albany 9/30/11)

New "MyDMV" Internet Application Will Improve Customer Service

Motorists Are Now Able to Conduct More DMV Business Online or by Mail – (Albany 9/26/11)

Governor Cuomo Announces New Texting While Driving Law Leads to Enhanced Enforcement  

New Penalties Lead to Double the Amount of Motorists Pulled Over for Texting-While-Driving – (Albany 9/21/11)

Statement from Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala 

(Albany 9/1/11)

DMV Media Advisory 

DMV Hearings Postponed – (Albany 8/26/11)

DMV EXTENDS RENEWAL DEADLINE DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE

Downstate Customers Who Need to Renew Licenses, Registrations That Expire Aug. 29 or 30 Now Have Until Sept. 2 – (Albany 8/26/11)

Governor Cuomo Announces Department of Motor Vehicles Investigation Leads to Additional Arrests of Commercial Drivers with Multiple Licenses   

Facial Recognition Technology Helps Identify Drivers Using False Identities — Governor's Press Release – (Albany 8/18/11)

DMV CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Event at Empire State Plaza Features Vehicles from 1961-Present – (Albany 8/10/11)

SEAT BELT COMPLIANCE AT ALL-TIME HIGH

Statewide Usage Rate Increases to A Record 91 Percent
— GTSC Press Release – (Albany 7/14/11)

Governor Cuomo Signs Law Strengthening Enforcement Against Drivers Caught Using Handheld Electronic Devices 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 7/12/11)

U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAHOOD AND DMV COMMISSIONER FIALA DISCUSS RESULTS OF LANDMARK DISTRACTED DRIVING PROJECT 

Syracuse One of Two Cities Nationwide to Participate in Pilot Program — GTSC Press Release – (Syracuse 07/11/11)

DMV DEPLOYS REDESIGNED MILITARY CUSTOM LICENSE PLATES

New "Minuteman" and Veteran Plates Help Mark Independence Day – (Albany 07/01/11)

REDESIGNED MEDICAL LICENSE PLATES NOW AVAILABLE FROM DMV

Series Includes Doctors, Nurses and Other Health Care Occupations – (Albany 6/29/11)

SAFETY STRESSED FOR MOTORCYCLISTS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Recent Fatalities Highlight the Need for Safety and Education – (Albany 6/21/11)

AGENCIES ANNOUNCE "CLICK IT OR TICKET" CAMPAIGN

This Year's Mobilization Focuses on Nighttime Enforcement of Seat Belt Use — GTSC Press Release – (Albany 5/24/11)

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO 46 ARRESTS OF COMMERCIAL DRIVERS FOR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING MULTIPLE LICENSES 

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 5/09/11)

FINAL WAVE OF DISTRACTED DRIVING PROJECT ANNOUNCED

Enforcement Part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
— GTSC Press Release – (Albany 4/04/11)

Governor Cuomo Announces DMV Investigation Leads to Arrests of 11 Bus Drivers Who Used Aliases to Obtain Drivers Licenses   

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 3/25/11)

Governor Cuomo Announces DMV Investigation Leads to the Arrests of Two Commercial Bus Drivers Operating with Suspended Licenses  

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 3/24/11)

DMV ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN CELL PHONE VIOLATION LAW

Driver License Points Added to Strengthen Distracted Driving Law, Decrease Cell Phone Use – (Albany 2/14/11)

J. David Sampson Appointed Executive Deputy Commissioner Of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles 

– (Albany 2/10/11)

Governor Cuomo Announces Appointments and Nominations  

— Governor's Press Release – (Albany 2/9/11)