Monday, January 3, 2011

California drivers no longer will have to stand in long lines to obtain driving or vehicle records now that they have secure access to DMV info

DUI Lawyers learned today California drivers no longer will have to stand in long lines to obtain driving or vehicle records now that they have secure access to this information via a personalized online service from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Drivers can go to the DMV's Web site and create an online account, where they can buy copies of records along with other services.

The online service was launched last week.

"The most requested item from our customers is their driving record," said DMV Director George Valverde in a news release.

Along with obtaining records, drivers can use the personalized online account to schedule appointments for written and driving tests, vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates and changes of addresses.

On the personalized account page, there will be a shopping cart function to pay a fee for the DMV service via a secure debit transaction.

When drivers visit the DMV Web site to obtain records, the site will prompt them to register and create a user ID and password before logging in.

The DMV Web site is www.dmv.ca.gov. For more information, call the DMV customer service line at 800-777-0133, California DUI attorneys are told.