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Even a well-maintained vehicle can break down, so it’s advisable to put together an emergency roadside kit to carry with you. A cell phone tops the list of suggested emergency kit contents since it allows you to call for help when and where you need it. Suggested emergency roadside kit contents include...

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When it comes to being safe on the road, it's all about good habits. Sometimes, we know what these are, but when faced with a particular circumstance, the feelings of "it won't happen to me" can cause us to make unwise decisions. Keeping these good habits in mind and sticking to them at all times will help to keep you safe.  Share the road, avoid distracted driving, buckle up, don't drive drunk....

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MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney announced today that applications for the 2016 Low Number Plate Lottery are now being accepted online or by U.S. mail.

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If you have a CDL or CLP, be aware that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has amended Commercial Driver License standards. This regulation is referred to as the “CDL Permit Rule”. The Massachusetts RMV will implement the rule starting in July 2016. 

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Due to a mailing issue, the Massachusetts RMV is still renewing registrations that expire in December 2016. If your December renewal has been delayed, you may still be eligible to renew online (assuming that no insurance stamp is required). 

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A high percentage of automobile accident deaths occur on our nation's freeways and highways due to the high rates of speed encountered. There are, however, steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming a victim on the freeway, including the following.

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Performing a registration or license renewal on MassRMV.com takes minutes. By reminding customers and maybe introducing customers for the first time to our online renewal services, the RMV is trying to keep more than half a million people from branch lines this fall. The RMV is encouraging all customers to visit MassRMV.com to determine their eligibility for an online transaction before getting in line at a local branch. Read more >

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The MA Registry of Motor Vehicles FasTrack self-service kiosks allow eligible customers to skip the Registry line and renew their license or ID card or request a duplicate license/ID on their own in less than four minutes! Read more >

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With Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts 2016 State Budget, failure to turn on headlights when windshield wipers are on is no longer a surchargeable offense. However, the use of headlights & taillights when wipers are in use is still required and a ticketable offense; however, receiving a ticket will not result impact your driving record and hence your insurance premium. 

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Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts 2016 State Budget resulting in the minor and major thresholds for surchargeable  accidents being increased. This is great news for Massachusetts drivers as it could save significant money if you're involved in an at-fault accident.  Read more >

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