Contact: Tom Jacobs
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
Office: (775) 684-4779
Cellular: (775) 721-4062
IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2002
NEWS FROM: Director’s Office 02-012
250,000th NEVADAN MOUSE CLICKS HER
WAY TO FIRST IN LINE AT DMV
was early on a Tuesday after a long weekend and Kathryn Blanchard of Fernley had
to renew the registration on the Harley Davidson motorcycle she gave her
husband, George, as a wedding present.
live 30 miles from Reno and 30 miles from Fallon,” she said.
“Just getting to the DMV can be a nightmare because it’s so far.”
So, just before 7 a.m., she booted up her computer, renewed the
motorcycle registration at www.dmvnv.com and
became the 250,000th Nevadan to breeze through a DMV transaction
without having to visit an office.
tried about 6 a.m.,” she said, “and I couldn’t get on the Web site.
So I paid my insurance on line and then went back to try again. I got on and in three or four minutes I had the renewal done.
I already knew about the Web site because I
did my driver license this year in April. I
noticed it on the mailer.”
DMV’s Web site is just part of what the department calls “alternative
technology” and it’s ideal for drivers living in rural parts of the state,
according to DMV director Ginny Lewis.
alternative technology is about,” said Lewis, “is giving motorists choices
as to how they do business with the department.”
April of 2000, eligible Nevada drivers began renewing their vehicle registration
at some emission
the first year,” Lewis said, “about 96,000 motorists chose alternative
technology over a visit to an office. Now,
a little over two years down the road, to hit the quarter-million user mark
tells me it’s becoming the preferred choice for more and more Nevada
said recent enhancements to the Web site have made the process even easier.
“We’ve added two more credit cards,” she said, “so now you can
pay your fees with Discover and American Express as well as Visa and Mastercard.”
also possible to calculate fees and renew your vehicle registration even after
it has expired, according to Lewis. “Of
course,” she said, “late fees still apply.”
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