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Deputy Registrar Customer Satisfaction Survey Results:
2013 – 21,641 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 97.83%
2012 – 13,323 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 97.26%
2011 – 16,833 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 96.80%

Ohio BMV picked as #1 in customer satisfaction in USA. See Washington Post article from May 16, 2014, and www.DMV.com

Check out the latest DPS "News in 90," our weekly update of what we've been doing and what's coming up!
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently launched a new Car Seat Finder Tool, adding the ability to look up car seat recalls on its mobile app, and reminding parents and caregivers to register their child's car seat through its new campaign, "Don’t Delay. Register Your Car Seat Today."
In observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims we remember Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles employee Jill Hand. In 2002, family, friends and co-workers experienced first-hand the loss and tragedy murder causes when BMV employee Jill J. Hand was murdered by her husband. On Sept. 25, 2009, the Department dedicated a memorial bench in honor of Jill and all murder victims. The memorial bench has been permanently placed on display in the main lobby of the BMV at ODPS, where Jill worked for nearly 22 years.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-horror-1-man-3-dead-wives/
Have you signed up for Next of Kin yet? Next of Kin is a completely voluntary program, allowing those with a valid Ohio driver license, commercial driver license, temporary instruction permit, motorcycle operator license and endorsement, motorized bicycle operator license, or state identification card to submit two emergency contacts to the Ohio BMV, to be used by law enforcement in the event they are seriously injured or killed in an automobile crash For more information, logo onto http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/faq_nok.stm
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AT&T EA Director for NE Ohio, Steve Kristan, State Senator Joe Schiavoni, OSHP and BMV representatives gathered Thursday, Sept 18 at the Canfield Driver Examination Station to pass out palm cards to customers. During the month of September, which is Safe Driving Awareness Month, all Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) driver exam locations across the state will provide a palm card to newly-licensed drivers, encouraging them to take the pledge and commit to never text and drive.
In 2013, 860,730 Special License Plates were issued and renewed including personalize and initial reserve. Do you have a unique personalized plate? Email Communications@dps.state.oh.us a photo of you with your personalized license plate and a brief summary of how you chose your plate’s message and you could be featured on BMV’s Facebook page and BMV’s website.
ODPS to host FREE one-day symposium for public information officers. Register today – limited seating remains!
On Tuesday, September 23rd from 10 am-2 pm, Life Connection of Ohio will be offering tours of their Mobile Education Vehicle at the Downtown Toledo license bureau located at 1600 Madison Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

Life Connection of Ohio staff, along with Toledo Deputy Registrar Toni Pullom and her staff, will be encouraging customers to take a tour through the vehicle and learn more about organ and tissue donation. The short tour only takes a few minutes and people are free to come and go as they please.

Click here to learn more about the Mobile Education Vehicle.
The Clermont Sun – Ribbon cutting held at Batavia BMV office
Did you know you can obtain an Ohio ID card for your child at any Ohio Deputy Registrar? Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing. There is no minimum age for obtaining an Ohio ID card. You may apply for an Ohio ID card for your child at any local deputy registrar location. Click here for more information.
New drivers, email Communications@dps.state.oh.us a photo of yourself with your car keys and tell us about your plan to drive safely! You could be featured on the BMV’s website, social media accounts and in Deputy Registrars!
Ohio Department of Public Safety and AT&T Encourage Newly Licensed Drivers to Take the Pledge to Never Text and Drive
Today, the Ohio Department of Public Safety will join AT&T to highlight the dangers of texting and driving and their new partnership to reach Ohio’s newly licensed drivers with this message.

During the month of September, which is Safe Driving Awareness Month, all BMV locations across the state will provide this palm card to newly-licensed drivers, encouraging them to take the pledge and commit to never text and drive.

This is the first time the campaign has partnered with state officials to reach newly-licensed drivers statewide, at that one moment when they may be most receptive to the message.

For more information log onto www.itcanwait.com.
Ohio Department of Public Safety and AT&T Announce Joint Effort Encouraging Newly Licensed Drivers to Never Text and Drive
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Selects Fourth Winner of "What’s on Your Plate?" Contest
If you are currently under a license suspension by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), the information provided will assist you in learning what you need to do to restore your driving privileges. The BMV will make every effort to restore your driving privileges to you upon timely receipt of our reinstatement requirements. These requirements differ depending on what type of suspension you are under.
Did you know that reading a text message behind the wheel can take your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds - enough time to drive the length of a football field? Those five seconds can have devastating consequences. (Video courtesy of US Dept of Transportation)
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Featured in this episode:
1) ODPS participates in first "Partnering for a Safer Ohio" Web chat
2) EMA participates in a tabletop exercise
3) BMV featured in AAMVA's Move Magazine
4) What you're saying on DPS Social Media

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Just a reminder that all Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Deputy Registrar locations across the state will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day holiday. Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Deputy Registrars are contracted employees who offer driver license, state identification card and vehicle registration services in each county of the state for the BMV. Customers are reminded that they may renew vehicle registrations or purchase license plates online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.oplates.com or by calling 1-866-675-2837.
WHIZ – The Muskingum County Bureau of Motor Vehicles made a move to the south end of town a little over a year and half ago, and today they celebrated the new location.
CBSNews — New Technology Lets Parents Set Controls for Teen Drivers
Check out the latest DPS "News in 90," our weekly update of what we've been doing and what's coming up!

Featured in this episode:
1) Ohio State Highway Patrol joins statewide partners to bring Below 100 training to Ohio officers
2) Ohio Task Force 1 conducts a mock nuclear disaster drill
3) Ohio Investigative Unit provides "Do you know where your drink is?" posters to local community
4) What you're saying on DPS Social Media

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Parents help keep your teen drivers safe. Click here for ways to keep them safe.
Have you heard about the mature course, which is designed to update older drivers on new laws and practices in the ever-changing driving environment?! The course includes a classroom session followed by a quick driving session with a certified driving school. A certificate will be issued at the completion of the program.

You may contact one the following certified driving schools to locate a mature course in your area. To find one in your area, visit: http://www.drivertraining.ohio.gov/matureprogram.htm

 
Ohio BMV featured in American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Move magazine this quarter! Read the entire article on the importance of customer service at movemag.org
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Robby Nowe's pledge to drive safely:
“I am a newly licensed driver in Powell, Ohio. I plan to do everything I can to be an extremely safe driver. I plan on doing this by never texting and driving, always following the speed limit, never driving past curfew, never driving with too many people in the car, and preventing myself from getting distracted by not doing things that will cause my driving to be impaired.”

New Drivers: E-mail us a photo of yourself with your car keys and tell us about your plan to drive safely!

 

As this quarter's "What's on Your Plate?" winner, Laurel Lewis will receive a decorative license plate with the personalization of their choice.

In 1957, Laurel’s grandmother registered her car in her name. The license plate she was assigned was VX 944. When Laurel’s grandmother stopped driving in late 1970, she asked her daughter, Laurel’s mother, to please continue to use the plate VX 944. When Laurel’s mother stopped driving two years ago, she asked Laurel is she would continue the mother/daughter tradition. Laurel retold the story to her 21 year-old daughter and before she had the chance to finish, her daughter (with tears in her eyes) asked if she too could continue the tradition someday. Every time Laurel sees her plate, she thinks of her mother and grandmother and takes comfort knowing her daughter will feel the same way someday.

Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate and tell us how you chose your plate's message. Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.

Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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Download commonly requested BMV forms. Available in (PDF) format.

 
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Browse BMV facts and figures all the way back to 2006.

 
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Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports.

 
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Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.

 
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The opportunity to impact lives starts with a personal commitment to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

 
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OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes.