The Virginia DMV has ended its vehicle safety inspection and inspection program in April, a move that comes after months of public pressure to end the program that was intended to help make the state safer for all drivers.
The state announced in November that it would end the vehicle safety inspections and inspections program and the program would be eliminated in March of 2018.
In an announcement on its website, the DMV stated that it was ending the program after years of criticism by drivers, lawmakers, and the public.
The DMV said it was committed to ensuring that all drivers, including those who were recently convicted of driving under the influence, had the opportunity to participate in the vehicle and vehicle safety program.
In December, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said that he was “open to working with state and local governments to make it easier for people to get and keep a license to drive.”
In an interview with CNN on January 12, McAuliffe said the DMV was not interested in returning to the program.
The DMV had been looking for ways to make the program more transparent and to provide better information about the program and to make sure it was being used to provide an unbiased, reliable, and comprehensive picture of the safety of Virginia drivers, according to the state.
“It’s unfortunate that the DMV did not have the capacity to complete these projects in the first place,” said Richard C. Scott, executive director of the National Motorists Association.
“The safety of our state’s drivers is critical to our economy, and it’s critical that we have the best vehicle inspection program that we can.
Unfortunately, this is the case today.
It is an issue that is going to take time to address.”
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has also announced it will no longer provide information about driver safety education and will not make a presentation about how to pass a safety course.
The Department of State’s Office of Vehicle Safety and Inspections said in a statement that the state will continue to provide information and provide additional tools for state and county law enforcement, and will continue monitoring the program for improvements.
The department is also developing a statewide safety training program, which will include training on vehicle safety standards and the role of safety in driver education.
“The Virginia DMV is proud of our efforts to reduce crashes, save lives, and reduce congestion on our roads,” State Director of Motor Vehicle Services Elizabeth C. White said in the statement.
“We will continue this effort with additional safety improvements, and we are committed to helping protect Virginia’s drivers.”
The DMV also stated that the safety and safety training will be offered at its offices in the Commonwealth and on its websites.