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Are you an aggressive driver?
Wondering how to transfer ownership of a vehicle? We have the answer in this short #BMVHow2!
Lincoln Highway plays key role in Perry's past, future
Safe Surrender gives fugitives a chance to start over
Check out the latest edition of ODPS' Contributing to a Safer Ohio quarterly video
South Fairmount man arrested for 7th and 8th OVI within a month ‪#‎drunkdriving
New Safer Ohio Voices podcast available. On this podcast, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are trained to act quickly in a crisis. Trooper Eric Devers did just that on February 20, 2015, and a life was saved because of it. Dash cam video of the event was viewed by millions of people online - after you hear his story, you'll know why.
Deer-vehicle collisions decline but caution remains
Did you know you can download a copy of the Digest of Motor Vehicles right here?
Changes to the Process of Establishing an Organizational License Plate
Notre Dame Fighting Irish license plates could be coming to Ohio - FOX Sports
‪#‎TBT‬ The BMV began issuing Collegiate License Plates in September of 1992.
According to NHTSA, drowsy driving in 2013 caused about 72,000 crashes, 800 fatalities and 44,000 injuries. As tragic as these numbers are, they only tell a portion of the story. It is widely recognized that drowsy driving is underreported as a cause of crashes. And this doesn't include incidents caused by driver inattention.
Safer Ohio Podcasts: BMV customer service: "Where you are, not where we are"
A day to reflect. A day to remember. #neverforget #honor911
There's a new process for obtaining license plates that impacts all licensed medical transportation providers. Watch this short #BMVHow2 to find out more!
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General Information

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Pattie Stechschulte's plate reads 4MYJCK to honor and recognize her 16-year-old son's brave struggles with autism. Pattie says Jack's autism never gets him down and she thinks her plate is a great way to celebrate him. She says people stop her to say they love her plate and that she is always happy to brag about her awesome kid.

We still want to hear from you! E-mail us a photo of you with your personalized plate and tell us how you chose your plate’s message. Plates must be current and valid. You could be featured on BMV’s Facebook page and BMV’s official website. You could also win a decorative plate award with the personalization of your choice! Winners selected quarterly.

Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You also may allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency treatment if you are involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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Download commonly requested BMV forms. Available in (PDF) format.

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Browse BMV facts and figures all the way back to 2007.

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Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports.

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Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.

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The opportunity to impact lives starts with a personal commitment to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

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OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes.