A brief review is provided of the history of the National Driver Register, including the level of growth and volume of data processed since 1962. The Congressional mandate to study the need for a Register is reported on. To meet the desire of Congress for State participation in this study two groups were formed of State officials and other persons representing the private sector. One was a Technical Panel and the other a Policy Committee. After an extensive study of State needs and ways in which they might be met both groups concluded that the National Driver Register is essential to State driver licensing programs, but its means of communication with the States has been allowed to become obsolete and it should be upgraded to the level of an electronic switching center. A plan was presented for the development of the switching center including the data to be indexed, the operational design during the development phases, and the final design. An Advisory Board was recommended to ensure continuing State communications with the officials managing the Register and guidance was provided on the content of agreements to be used between the Register and individual States, content and format of data to be exchanged, and other issues.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

    1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kimberling, F L
    • Tritsch, A A
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-805 554
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02017
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1982 12:00AM