Delaware is tightening rules on helmets and eye protection for motorcyclists. (Andrey Shatalin photo from Unsplash)

Del. toughens rules on motorcycle helmets, eye protection

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

Delaware is requiring everyone who obtains a new motorcycle endorsement or anyone riding with them to wear a helmet and eye protection for two years after they receive their endorsement. The law goes into effect on Friday, Sept. 1. Currently, every adult operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle is required to have a helmet in their possession …

DMV OBDII inspection

State vehicle inspections to use more onboard diagnostics

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Starting Aug. 14, Delaware vehicle inspection rules change to require the use of onboard diagnostics more often. The state will continue to require a curb idle and gas cap test in models from 1995 and before. The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles says the revised inspection and maintenance regulations are designed to help reduce emissions and improve air quality. …

Inspection lanes in Wilmington, Delaware City and Dover will be closed today.

Wildfires keep toll-takers off duty, shut DMV lanes

Ken Mammarella Health, Headlines

The smoke from Canadian wildfires has caused important changes in Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles operations today. Cash booths at toll plazas will be unattended. No violations will be issued. Inspection lanes in Wilmington, Delaware City and Dover will be closed. Georgetown’s lanes will remain open at this time, the agency announced early this morning. All road testing in Wilmington, …

TSD Review Nov 17

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 17, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community I-95’s Restore the Corridor work largely finished Wilmington City Councilwoman Linda Gray dead at 73 Delaware State Fair announces first summer concert performer Business Google to pay Delaware $4.3M in location tracking settlement Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE Food & …

Delaware veteran indicator driver license

DMV rolls out veteran indicator for driver licenses, IDs

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has unveiled a new driver license indicator that allows veterans to verify their military service on their identification card. Supporters of the new feature say it will eliminate the need for veterans to carry a separate card or official discharge form to prove their service. “There are nearly 80,000 veterans living in Delaware and …

Low Digit Tags

Delaware DMV unveils lottery to win low-digit tags

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a low-digit Delaware license plate? The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles plans to issue the low-digit tags a bit differently this year.  Traditionally, the DMV releases unclaimed low-digit license plate numbers and makes them available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This year, they’re introducing “12 Days of PLATE-mas,” …

Delaware considering mileage-based user fee

Drivers, get ready for a mileage-based user fee

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

As state and federal leaders push to get more electric vehicles on the road and lower the consumption of fossil fuels, a reckoning will come about how to pay for roads if nobody is buying gasoline at the pump. Taxes on the sale of gasoline fund a huge portion of roadwork, including repaving and safety concerns, and the push is …

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Is that thing registered? Delaware rolls out DMV-on-wheels

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has launched its “DMV On the Go” mobile DMV trailer. The handicap-accessible trailer allows customers to perform all the same transactions as they would at a traditional DMV location, except for inspections, driving exams, driver improvement services and uninsured motorist fees.  At the DMV on the Go, customers can renew their driver’s licenses and …

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DMV waives late fees, asks customers to use online services

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The DMV is asking you to use its online portal to complete your transactions rather than visit its locations. Photo courtesy of Del. Dept. of Transportation. The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles is encouraging customers to utilize the agency’s myDMV online portal rather than visiting its brick-and-mortar locations.  The online portal offers more than 20 services, including driver license renewal, …

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DMV reopens: Another sign of normalcy

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Photo by Enric Cruz López of Pexels   As Delaware continues to reopen businesses as COVID-19 vaccinations rise, there’s one more sign of normalcy: The DMV is returning to normal operations July 13. That’s the same date that Gov. John Carney’s State of Emergency order is slated to expire, dropping masking and social distancing mandates statewide.  those who are not …