The California Department of Motor Vehicles’ computer system was back up and running Tuesday afternoon after a problem knocked the DMV and a number of other state agencies offline for about four hours, a DMV spokeswoman said.
The connectivity issues, which shut down computers at DMV offices statewide around 8 a.m., were resolved just before noon with help from the state Office of Technology Services, DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez said. Read More
Did the DMV push him over the edge?
Court-appointed doctors will evaluate a man whose frustration with the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Daly City earlier this year allegedly drove him to set a car on fire in an employee parking lot.
Hugo Carranza, 64, is charged with arson and vandalism in connection with an April 23 incident that damaged two cars at the DMV branch at 1500 Sullivan Ave. Read More
Car owners in California should wait until they get a note in the mail from the Department of Motor Vehicles before they register their vehicles next month. Read More
In an attempt to cut down on the notoriously long delays at the Department of Motor Vehicles in San Francisco, the office’s new managers have introduced a policy that frequently forces customers to line up outside, regardless of the weather.
So as if waiting in line at the DMV weren’t miserable enough, now you may be doing it in the rain.
But DMV officials say it’s either wait in the rain or wait longer inside. Read More
The trial of Joshua Calder, who authorities say was driving drunk when he killed German cyclist Yannick Linke, ran into some more delays Tuesday. The judge continued the case until more information regarding Calder’s Department of Motor Vehicles record becomes available. Read More
A New Jersey lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require people who ride bikes to register said bikes with the Motor Vehicle Commission. In exchange for ten dollars, bikers would receive a little license plate for their bike. How precious! And if they don’t? They’d be looking at $100 fine. Read More
WHO: Department of Motor Vehicles
WHAT: New security features designed to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting of California driver’s licenses have caused a backlog of renewals, according to the California DMV. Read More
WHO: Jermaine GrosseWHAT: Authorities in Contra Costa County say Grosse, just after being released from a hospital following a psychiatric evaluation, stole a taxi and tried to register it at a DMV office. Read More
A South City freight truck hauler arrested for DUI while headed to work should not have his commercial driver’s license stripped, a judge said Monday.
The court said the DMV should take no official action against Sergio Hernandez, 41, who was found guilty on two DUI counts Monday.
Hernandez “showed remorse” and “took the [court] proceedings very seriously” in the DUI case that happened in Redwood City on Feb. Read More