Contact: Kevin R. Malone
1399 American Pacific Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014
Office: (702) 486-1311
Cellular: (702) 499-4278
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2001
NEWS FROM: Motor Vehicle Field Services 01-156
NEW NAME AND IMMEDIATE SERVICE OF WEB AND PHONE SYSTEM
TO ELIMINATE VISIT TO DMV FOR THOUSANDS
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety launched a new, easy to remember web site address and matching phone number to help Nevadans avoid a trip to the DMV. Motorists can log on to the newly renamed web site - www.dmvstat.com or call toll-free 1-877-dmv-stat (368-7828) to register and renew on-line. To date, nearly 88,859 Nevadans have used the system since its inception last Aug, including 62,259 web renewals, 22,630 phone renewals and 3,970 from emission stations.
"Fifteen percent of the motorists in line are there to renew their vehicle registration, and they don't need to be," said DMV&PS Director Richard Kirkland. "We want to encourage more motorists to use the web site with its new, easy URL or phone system to help them avoid a trip to the DMV."
To generate a greater awareness of the Internet and telephone renewal systems, the DMV&PS' new campaign will explain to motorists how relaxing and easy it is to use the system. Bright and memorable sidewalk billboards will be installed at the entrances of the DMV's reminding motorists even before they walk in the building. Other campaign elements include print and radio advertising, billboards and public relations. The colorful and easy to understand message is centered around "Relax. No wait On-line," helping motorists understand there are options to visiting the DMV.
Nearly all vehicle registration renewals and more than half of the driver license renewals can be accomplished through the system. To renew a vehicle registration, the motorist's car must be successfully smogged (Clark and Washoe County only) before beginning the process. The state receives immediate smog test results from smog stations electronically. After logging on to the convenient new web address at www.dmvstat.com or calling the toll-free number at 1-877-dmv-stat (368-7828) motorists can complete the renewal process and pay by Visa or MasterCard. The registration slip and decal or drivers license sticker is mailed within three to five days.