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Ohio BMV Registrar, Don Petit, speaks at the 2015 AAMVA International Conference.
When a child is reported missing, the first few minutes and hours are crucial. In this short ‪#‎BMVHow2, we will explain how children of any age can obtain an ID card that can be quickly accessed by law enforcement if a child is reported missing or abducted.
Do you have an unique personalized license plate? We 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.
Parents Encouraged to Obtain IDs for Kids
WLWT - Athletes required to get state ID before joining Cincinnati youth league
Did you just move to Ohio from another state and need to know how to convert your title to an Ohio title? We simplify the process in this‪#‎BMVHow2 segment!
As of Sunday, there were 665 fatalities in Ohio. And even though 61 of those crashes still must be confirmed as official fatalities (ruling out, for example, a person who dies for a medical reason), the number is up considerably over this time last year.

Today is World ‪#‎Humanitarian Day. #‎pickyourplate
For twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus. Before children go back to school or start school for the first time, it is essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules.
Did distracted driving cause 3 fatal crashes?
Riding a school bus is a great way for your child to get to school. In the United States, 23 million students take the bus to and from school each day. Unfortunately, you may already know that the greatest risk involved is not riding the school bus, but getting on and off the bus. An average of 24 school-age children die in school transportation-related crashes each year (11 occupants and 13 pedestrians). Talk to your child about school bus safety and ways to stay safe around buses.
Ohio Department of Public Safety Receives 2015 Award for Creation of Swipe to Donate Life Project
‪#‎TBT Collectors vehicle plates were first issued in 1976. They were issued to any motor vehicle having a special interest, a fair market value greater then $100, and used as a collectors item and not for general transportation.
The two top months for vehicle theft are July and August. Protect yourself by taking these basic precautions.
Back to school means sharing the road. Remember to be cautious while driving before and after the school day.
Working together, we can put an end to red-light running. Take the pledge to ‪#‎StopOnRed
Did you lose your driver license? Check out the latest #BMVHow2 and find out how to get a new one!
Motorists should stop a minimum of 10-feet behind a school bus displaying flashing lights and an extended arm. Do not resume driving until the school bus begins moving.
NCSR President Melissa Wandall shares her story of losing her husband to a red light runner. ‪#‎StopOnRed2015

This Week is National Stop on Red Week. Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Always remember to ‪#‎StopOnRed
Do you need to change your name on your license, but don’t know how? We’ll make it easy for you with this #BMVHow2 video!
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Rus’ personalized plate reads LUV ME 2X. He and his wife Deniece were recently married in 2014. They were high school sweethearts but things didn’t work out for them back then and they split up and lost touch completely. Deniece had a 1974 VW Bug at the time which Rus purchased from Deniece’s mother while she was off in Army Basic Training.

Fate brought them together after more than 30 years apart and together they purchased another 1974 VW Bug. They feel this is their second chance at love and their second VW Bug.

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.

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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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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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