Posted: May 2nd, 2016
The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is part of the State Department of Transportation (DOT). The purpose of that department is to ensure the safety and free flow of people and goods throughout the State by ensuring that there is a reliable system of transportation and motor vehicle services. This mission is accomplished by funding the maintenance of the existing transportation infrastructure, by adding to and improving the infrastructure, and by otherwise operating a transportation system that minimizes congestion and promotes safety and the economic growth of the State.
Among the key functions served by the DOT are:
– driver licensing and insurance
– vehicle inspection
– bridge and highway construction and maintenance
– public transit
The current year budget for the DOT is $874 million. Of that amount, $96 million is budgeted to be spent on the DMV, which has the following objectives:
– to provide customer friendly, efficient motor vehicle services;
– to regulate drivers and motor vehicles to deter unlawful acts and protect the public safety;
– to further protect public safety by identifying vehicle safety problems; and
– to further protect the public by ensuring that all drivers carry insurance.
The state is currently preparing its budget for the coming fiscal year, which runs from September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014. As the Director of the DMV, you are responsible for three major areas:
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