Virginia DMV Schedules Highway Safety Grant Workshops Applicants Must Attend One Session to Apply for Grant
RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' Highway Safety Office (VAHSO) has scheduled regional workshops to assist nonprofits, state agencies and law enforcement agencies with the 2019 highway safety grant application submission process.
Beginning February 1, 2018, VAHSO will accept applications for grants to support programs throughout Virginia that strive to reduce traffic deaths and injuries. The deadline for highway safety grant submissions is February 28, 2018.
Interested applicants are required to attend a workshop and then apply online at dmvNOW.com. Workshops are currently being scheduled and will continue through January 31, 2018. Read more
Important! TREDS Process Changes Coming Soon
Beginning around February 1, 2018, all agencies in Virginia will be required to submit requests to the TREDS System Owner at DMV whenever agency personnel need new user accounts for TREDS/ReportBeam. These requests will, under most circumstances, need to be submitted by a TREDS Department Administrator at the local agency. This is a change from the current procedure. Read more
Virginia 2019 Inspection Stickers to Be Relocated on Vehicle Windshield
RICHMOND – Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Virginia state inspection stickers will no longer be affixed to the bottom center of a vehicle's windshield. Due to new innovations in the automotive industry, the state inspection stickers will be placed in the bottom left corner of the windshield, when viewed from inside the vehicle. This change in location will also apply to the placement of any other authorized stickers. There have been no changes made to the size or appearance of the existing vehicle inspection sticker.
The relocation stems from the fact that automobile manufacturers now offer crash avoidance technology in many of their vehicles. In such vehicles, the new technology utilizes the center of the windshield. Therefore the placement of items in that area, including stickers, could prevent crash avoidance systems from operating properly. Read more
2018 DUID Trainings
The Commonwealth Attorneys' Services Council (CASC) will be conducting six DUID Training Programs across the Commonwealth in 2018. This training, for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers, focuses on the difficult cases involving driver impairment due to the use of illegal and/or prescription drugs.
Topics to be covered include: Recognizing the Drugged Driver, Crashes, Blood Testing Issues, and much more. Additionally, the latest version of the Virginia DUI Manual will be distributed to all participants.
There is no charge for this single-day training program. Lunch and break refreshments will be provided at no charge. Virginia State Bar MCLE and In-Service Training Credits (4 hours Legal, 6 hours total) are pending.
The DUID Program will be presented at the following locations in 2018:
- Newport News – March 14, 2018
Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
- Front Royal – March 22, 2018
Warren County Public Safety Building
- Richmond– May 14, 2018
Virginia State Police Academy
- Wytheville – May 24, 2018
Wytheville Community College
- Lexington – June 14, 2018
Virginia Military Institute
- Fredericksburg – June 28, 2018
Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
Note: You must pre-register to attend.
Registration is conducted on-line at http://www.cas.state.va.us/trainingprograms.htm
Contact Ed Hibbard at email@example.com or at 757-253-4994 if you have any questions.