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05/26/2021
05/13/2021

[05/08/21]   Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended Thursday-Saturday, May 13-15, 2021 for Solemnity of the Ascension and Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr).

[04/28/21]   Online learner’s permit test now available statewide in New York

Anyone in New York can now take the test for a learner’s permit online.

The online test is available statewide after a pilot program last year. The online test is available for a learner’s permit for both passenger vehicles and motorcycles, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

Applicants for permits must still go to a DMV office after taking the test to finish the process, Cuomo’s office said. The visit will be quicker for those who take the test online, although applicants can still take it at DMV offices if they want.

The test takes about 30 minutes. A parent or guardian must supervise the test for 16- and 17-year-olds and accompany them to the DMV to finish the application.

[02/20/21]   MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN DRIVING IN SNOW AND ICE

Tailgating is bad at any time. But it’s even worse when roads are slippery. It’s important to give yourself plenty of time to stop so you don’t rear-end the vehicle in front of you. Increase your following distance from two seconds to eight seconds in winter weather conditions. An eight-second following distance means your car should pass an object (like a road sign) eight seconds after the car in front of you passes it.

[12/16/20]   About the Online Permit Test, at DMV

Select customers who currently have a reservation for an in-office permit test will be invited to take the exam online, and following the successful launch of this pilot, the online option will become available to all permit applicants later this fall.

The most time-consuming aspect of getting a learner permit is taking the exam. By offering the test online, New Yorkers will save significant time when they come to the DMV to finish the application process and will be able to take the test at their convenience in a familiar and safe environment. It also frees up office space, allowing the DMV to accommodate more customers in-person who cannot complete their transactions online or by mail or drop box.

12/03/2020

[11/29/20]   Washing hands for at least 20 seconds before/after the following:

Before giving someone food or a drink
Before and after caring for any sick person
Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating
After using the toilet (for urination, defecation, menstrual hygiene),
After helping someone who just used the toilet
After blowing one's nose, or coughing or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed or animal waste
After touching garbage
After coming from hospital
After work
After any travel

The Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as you want to be treated.

11/12/2020
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11/09/2020
10/29/2020

New York State Seat Belt Law
On November 1, 2020, a new seat belt law goes into effect in New York State. All passengers must buckle up regardless of age or where they sit in the vehicle. Buckling up is required in personal cars and when riding in a taxi or for-hire vehicle, including on app-based trips.

The penalty for a seat belt violation is a fine of up to $50 - and up to $100 and three points for the driver if a child under 16 is not properly buckled.

Seat belts save lives and help prevent serious injuries in a traffic crash!

10/29/2020

[10/06/20]   Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended on Saturday-Monday, October 10-12, 2020 for Shemini Atzereth, Simchas Torah and Columbus Day. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.

[08/31/20]   NEW YORK, NEW SEAT BELT LAW

A bill signed today by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will expand New York’s seat-belt law to include all passengers in the back seat of motor vehicles, regardless of age.

Until now, passengers age 16 and older were required to wear a seat belt only in the front seat next to the driver. Beginning Nov. 1, New York residents and visitors will be required to wear seat belts in the back seat too

[08/31/20]   Updates to MTA bus boarding

Front-door boarding and fare collection will resume on local buses on August 31.

Free rides are ending, and shower curtain-style dividers are coming down on some buses.

Riders will now be able board from the front again, but safety measures will remain in place.

[08/22/20]   Speed Camera Alert

A work zone speed camera ticket in Maryland carries a $40 fine and is issued if a vehicle exceeds the posted work zone speed limit by 12 mph or more. The cameras operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so even when workers are not present drivers could still get ticketed.

[08/12/20]   Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended for Feast of the Assumption, Saturday, August 15, 2020.

[08/03/20]   We’re happy to announce, 5 Hours Class is now available, virtual via zoom at Totally Cool Driving School.
Optional: FREE 5 Hours Class (MV-278) With Any Package

Free 5 Hours Class (MV-278) Pre-Licensing Course. Some Rules and Restrictions May Apply

[07/30/20]   Optional: FREE 5 Hours Class (MV-278) With Any Package

Free 5 Hours Class (MV-278) Pre-Licensing Course when it becomes Available. Some Rules and Restrictions May Apply

[07/30/20]   Follow these 5 safety steps to keep us all healthy

1. Stay home if you don't feel well.
2. Keep 6 feet distance from people when visiting our office.
3. Face mask or face covering must be worn
4. Wash your hands often
5. Cover your coughs and sneezes
Now, Let's Learn To Drive!

dmv.ny.gov 06/04/2020

Schedule and take a road test

Road tests
Commercial Driver License (CDL) road tests will resume in all regions that are in at least phase 1 of the State’s reopening plan and all other road tests will resume when regions enter Phase 3. Customers whose CDL road tests were canceled because of COVID-19 will be given priority when rescheduling. Reservations for other CDL only customers will be available in the days following on the DMV website at: https://dmv.ny.gov/schedule-road-test. Note that road tests and reservations for Class D (passenger cars) will not be available at this time. Permit tests for commercial drivers will be offered as regions advance to phase 3 of reopening. Further guidance will be provided at the appropriate time. All road tests will be conducted with strict safety requirements in place; DMV road test examiners will wear gloves, face shields and have hand sanitizers, and you must wear masks and will be screened prior to beginning the test.

For the safety of everyone at road test sites, you must wear face coverings

All customers, and the driver you bring to the road test, are required to wear masks and maintain 6 feet from other customers and staff whenever possible. Face coverings include cloth (e.g. homemade sewn, quick cut, bandanna), surgical masks, N-95 respirators, or face shields. To maintain proper social distancing protocols, customers should only arrive with one accompanying driver. Customers will also need to disinfect the passenger side of the vehicle with disinfectant wipes upon arrival.

Customers taking a road test will have their temperature taken and be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and any known contacts with positive COVID-19 patients prior to beginning the test.

Road tests will be rescheduled if a customer has a fever (temperature of 100 degrees or higher), is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or has had recent, close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Do not appear for your road test if you

have been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for the COVID-19 by any doctor, hospital, or health agency
have been diagnosed with, or have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19; or
have flu-like symptoms or symptoms of the coronavirus.

dmv.ny.gov Commercial Driver License (CDL) road tests will begin to resume in all regions that are in at least phase 1 of reopening. All road tests will be conducted with strict safety requirements in place; DMV road test examiners will wear gloves, face shields and have hand sanitizer, and customers must wear...

[06/04/20]   Vision tests for online license renewal

You need to pass a vision test to renew your license online. There are more than 6,000 providers statewide that are enrolled in the DMV’s Vision Registry and are approved to administer the vision test. Following the test, these providers enter the results online, saving time when you visit the DMV website to renew your license. A vision test from a Vision Registry provider is valid for one year.

If you have not had your vision checked by a Vision Registry provider you can have your doctor or another medical professional complete a Vision Test Report (MV-619), which you can use to complete the renewal process online.

[06/04/20]   Transactions available online
The DMV offers more than 60 transactions online, making it fast and convenient for all New Yorkers to complete transactions they need. The following services continue to be offered online:

select driver license services, such as renewing or replacing a license
vehicle transactions, such as renewing or replacing a registration
requests for DMV records, like crash reports or driving abstracts
address change
paying fines and fees for suspensions, civil penalties, driver responsibility assessments
pleading or paying New York City traffic tickets

[06/04/20]   Updating to REAL ID or Enhanced licenses

You cannot upgrade to a REAL ID or Enhanced Driver License (EDL) as these transactions require an in person visit. For the health and safety of our customers and staff amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, DMV offices are not serving customers in person. While offices are closed for such transactions, you can renew your current license or non-driver ID online now and upgrade to a REAL ID or an EDL in a DMV office later. Also due to COVID-19, the federal REAL ID enforcement deadline has been extended one year until October 1, 2021.

[06/04/20]   Extension of Expired Documents

All driver licenses, non-driver identification cards and vehicle registrations that expired March 1, 2020 or after and vehicle inspections that expired March 31 or after were previously extended and continue to be extended.

[06/04/20]   DMV offices
Beginning on June 1, state-run DMV offices in the counties of Albany, Onondaga, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and the five boroughs of New York City will begin to process registrations and other transactions by mail, and beginning June 4, will accept transactions through secure drop boxes located at each office. County Clerks that operate DMV offices in the remaining 51 counties of the State are advised to follow the State DMV’s timeline and guidance for reopening. For more information about services offered at county-operated offices visit our Offices page. Many other transactions are available online.

As regions enter phase 3 of reopening, DMV will offer limited in-person transactions in state-run DMV offices by reservation only, prioritizing critical services, and will resume all other road tests at that time. Until then, there will be no in-person transactions in any DMV office and reservations will only become available as regions enter phase 3.

[05/13/20]   IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT ALTERNATE PARKING

Regulations suspended through Sunday, May 17.
Regulations resume Monday, May 18 through Wednesday, May 20 and Friday, May 22 through Saturday, May 23 for a citywide clean sweep.
Regulations suspended Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24 for Solemnity of the Ascension and Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr).
Regulations suspended for two weeks from Monday, May 25 through Sunday, June 7.
Parking meters remain in effect.

[04/01/20]   Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended Wednesday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. ASP is also suspended Wednesday-Thursday, April 15-16 for Passover (7th/8th Days) and Holy Thursday (Orthodox) and Friday, April 17 for Good Friday (Orthodox). Parking meters remain in effect.

cdc.gov 03/25/2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

cdc.gov Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

03/25/2020

New York opens coronavirus testing drive-thru at Aqueduct Racetrack

NEW YORK OPENS CORONAVIRUS TESTING DRIVE-THRU AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK
https://youtu.be/oNnxBh3nrQI

Healthcare workers tested hundreds of patients for coronavirus at the Aqueduct Racetrack parking lot in Queens, N.Y, which was temporarily converted to a dri...

[03/25/20]   Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended, March 25 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Parking meters remain in effect.

[03/24/20]   In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 corona virus our office is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.
We will still take any telephone calls and emails
We apologize for any inconvenience

[03/22/20]   ALERT: All DMV Offices are closed and road tests are suspended until further notice. All reservations have been cancelled. You can still do most transactions online.

dmv.ny.gov 03/21/2020

Cancellations, closings and delays

Important information, what to know before going to DMV

https://dmv.ny.gov/contact-us/cancellations-closings-and-delays

dmv.ny.gov Office Closings | Road Test Cancellations Office Closings or Changes Monday, March 16, 2020Delaware County - Beginning Monday, March 16, Delaware County DMV offices will be open to only Delaware County residents by appointment (reservation) only. To reserve your appointment please call 607-467-3208.

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