A long line of people seeking low-digit tags at the Georgetown DMV. (Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles)

Only in the First State: Our obsession with low-digit tags

Ken MammarellaCulture, Government, Headlines

This week is prime time for one of Delaware’s odder rituals: a hunt for low-digit tags. The Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles every year runs an online lottery and in-person release of low-digit tags for motor vehicles. This year’s online lottery drew 17,408 entries and is already closed, but the last two in-person events are Thursday. If you’re interested, you …

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 MammarellaGovernment, 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 PriceCulture, 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 MammarellaHealth, 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, …

Delaware veteran indicator driver license

DMV rolls out veteran indicator for driver licenses, IDs

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, 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 …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Nov. 6, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Polarization challenges Return Day traditions State treasurer race boils down to experience, values Here’s what the Learning Collab will do to get started No cap on next year’s surf fishing tags Culture Some question need for one-way traffic in Rockford Park ‘Voice From Assisi’ …

Low Digit Tags

Delaware DMV unveils lottery to win low-digit tags

Staff WriterCulture, 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 MammarellaGovernment, 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 …

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

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, 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 …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 9, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Pre-filed bills offer glimpse into legislature’s plans Despite acquittal, Brown will still face Senate ethics inquiry Tony Allen to honor mother’s life with scholarship for single moms Some patients being transferred to nursing homes will be COVID-positive Wilmington Councilwoman Rysheema Dixon resigns during meeting Culture 36 arts groups, 13 artists get chunk of Rescue …