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DMV Podcasts

This is a special program of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles designed for education and public information purposes. These and many more helpful commentaries on laws, regulations and the latest news come in the form of interviews from the Connecticut DMV. The agency makes these podcasts available as another way for customers to more easily understand the rules, policies and changes that affect them when they use DMV services. In opening this new avenue to reach customers, the agency can assist customers and employees of different education levels, ages, backgrounds and cultures to understand critical and important information. Needed -- Feedback from You -- Write to DMV at writingtoday@earthlink.net to let DMV know if you are using this service.

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How to File a Complaint Against a Dealer or Repairer and How to Obtain Copies of Other Customers' Complaints

DMV's Kelly Manning and Division Chief Eyvonne Parker-Bair, of the Dealers and Repairers Unit, discuss how a customer can file a complaint against a dealer or repairer and what the agency does about it. (Posted: 4/11/07)

13mins

11 Apr 2007

Rank #1

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New Drivers-- Driving in the Snow and Ice

DMV's Kelly Manning talks with Michelle Abrahamson, of the Wethersfield Branch Office, about tips on how to drive when the road conditions are snowy or icy. (Posted: 3/2/07)

5mins

3 Mar 2007

Rank #2

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Getting Your Motorcycle Endorsement

DMV's Ernie Bertothy and DMV Licensing Agent Jan Santini, of the Wethersfield Branch Office, go through the steps on how a customer can get a motorcycle endorsement.

7mins

21 Jan 2007

Rank #3

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New Drivers-- The Dangers of Text Messaging While Driving

DMV's Kelly Manning and Kelly O'Connell, of the Wethersfield Branch, discuss the dangers and consequences of text messaging while driving.

4mins

26 Feb 2007

Rank #4

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Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

DMV's Ernie Bertothy and Licensing Agent Linda Dagesse, of the Branch Operations Division, explain how vehicles should safely share the roadways with motorcycles.

6mins

21 Jan 2007

Rank #5

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Welcome to Connecticut - How to Transfer Your Out-of-State License and Vehicle Registration

DMV's Ernie Bertothy and Division Chief Elaine McDougal of Branch Operations inform new residents on what information DMV needs and forms you must complete to obtain a Connecticut driver's license and register your vehicle in the state.

6mins

24 Oct 2006

Rank #6

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New Drivers - Accidents Happen

DMV's Kelly Manning speaks with Agent Supervisor Bruce Singer of the Enfield Branch Office on what to do when an accident occurs and how to tips on how to avoid them.

10mins

24 Oct 2006

Rank #7

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New Drivers -- The Consequences of Underage Drinking and Driving

DMV's Kelly Manning discusses the penalties of drinking and driving for drivers under 21 years old with Division Manager Lynn Payne of the Administrative Hearings Unit. (Posted: 10/5/06)

5mins

20 Oct 2006

Rank #8

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Catching Criminals Using New Technology in Police Cruisers

DMV's Bill Seymour reviews a National Public Radio report concerning the latest in technological advancements that police cars can use to scan license plates of on-coming motor vehicles to determine whether they are stolen. The report also covers the new use of on-board biometric facial comparisons in police cruisers to determine someone's identity and whether he or she may a criminal eluding capture.

5mins

24 Sep 2006

Rank #9

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New Drivers -- How to Obtain a Learner's Permit

DMV's Ernie Bertothy and Program Coordinator Mike Generis of the Branch Operations Division go step-by-step through the process on how to obtain a learner's permit.(Posted 92206)

5mins

22 Sep 2006

Rank #10

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New Drivers - Use Precaution Around a Truck's No-Zone Area

DMV's Kelly Manning discusses how to safely share the road with large vehicles, such as trucks, with Inspector Glenn Terlecki of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Division.

4mins

22 Sep 2006

Rank #11

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New Drivers - Know Your Traffic Signs

A discussion with DMV experts on the importance for new drivers to fulling understand the meaning of traffic signs, especially when preparing to take the road and skills tests for a driver's license.

4mins

19 Aug 2006

Rank #12

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Driver's License Security Features Curbs the Use of Fake IDs

A variety of security features in the driver's license helps to combat the use of fake IDs by revealing under close examination a real license from a phone one.

5mins

2 Aug 2006

Rank #13

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New Drivers -- How to Take the Road Test

Discussion about how to take the road test for the first time and the kinds of actions that a DMV inspectors observes when deciding to pass or fail a new driver.

12mins

1 Aug 2006

Rank #14

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Fighting Fraud and Ensuring Document Integrity

The Department of Motor Vehicles is using a number of different approaches to fight fraud and ensure that the documents used for establishing an identity are authentic.

7mins

28 Jul 2006

Rank #15

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New Drivers -- Preparing for Your Driving Test

The Department of Motor Vehicles offers teen drivers a number of helpful hints and suggestions for preparing for their driver's tests.

4mins

28 Jul 2006

Rank #16

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Using the Ignition Interlock Program to Help Prevent Drunk Driving

Discussion about the state's ignition interlock program that is designed to help prevent drunk driving by repeat offenders.

5mins

28 Jul 2006

Rank #17

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Additional Truck Safety Laws to Protect the Public

Governor Rell has signed into law a number of measures designed to increase truck safety on Connecticut highways.

9mins

26 Jul 2006

Rank #18

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What a Non-Driver ID is and Who Should Obtain One

DMV's Jonathan Fahey interviews Division Manager Bob Russo of Branch Operations on who should obtain a non-driver ID and provides tips and suggestions for traveling with children. (Posted: 8/10/07)

2mins

10 Aug 2007

Rank #19

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Traffic Accidents and Why Society Doesn't Pay More Attention to Those Numbers

DMV's Bill Seymour presents a National Public Radio report from Talk of the Nation on traffic accidents and why society doesn't pay more attention to those numbers. (Posted: 8/10/07)

18mins

10 Aug 2007

Rank #20