Policy Position on Research

AAMVA recommends that each member jurisdiction have the authority and facilities for research in motor vehicle traffic control, driver licensing standards and controls, automotive safety and signaling devices, driver education, and the relationship of each of these general categories to crash cause and prevention. 

The Association urges member jurisdictions to initiate and carry on research to measure the effectiveness of driver improvement actions; and AAMVA further urges that results of such studies should be made available to the Association for evaluation and dissemination to other member jurisdictions. 

AAMVA also urges acceleration of an effort to enlist the support and assistance of universities and colleges, as well as other qualified research agencies, in conducting appropriate research projects in all areas of motor vehicle administration and traffic law enforcement. 

When representatives of research groups operating under federal grants contact state motor vehicle and traffic enforcement agencies for information, requests should be directed to the AAMVA headquarters