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RELEASE: October 7, 2009

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MVC Outreach Keeps New Jersey Seniors Well Informed
Speakers Bureau programs provide wealth of motor vehicle information

(ELIZABETH) — Ensuring that New Jersey’s senior drivers remain well informed about key motor vehicle issues, Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Assistant Chief Administrator Daniel P. Sullivan today visited the Liberty Square Senior Center in the City of Elizabeth, representing the MVC Speakers Bureau. The program provided the seniors with a wealth of information on topics such as Non-Driver IDs, the medical review process and vehicle inspection preparation.

Joined by Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and Elizabeth Agency Manager Angel Estrada, Sullivan addressed many of the common motor vehicle issues of concern to the senior community and answered questions posed by attendees. Sullivan’s visit to the senior center is a part of the MVC’s effort to make good on Governor John S. Corzine’s commitment to maintain an accessible and responsive New Jersey government.

“Having a government that is open and responsive to its citizens has been one of my administration’s highest priorities,” Governor Corzine said. “Events like this one help us stay abreast of citizen concerns, keep citizens informed and get feedback on current projects.”

“Throughout the year, our MVC professionals are featured speakers at senior centers, driver education classrooms, Rotary Club luncheons and elsewhere,” said Sullivan. “Regardless of the audience, it is our goal to ensure that the public learns of new and expanded services, understands motor vehicle policies and procedures and has the opportunity to ask us questions. We also receive valuable feedback on our progress to date, which is extremely helpful in evaluating and improving our service.”

With more than 50 requests per year, the Speakers Bureau is a popular public outreach tool that connects with hundreds of motorists on a regular basis; the majority of which are senior groups. The MVC provides bi-lingual speakers for Spanish-language audiences as well.

Additionally, the MVC participates in a number of community events and professional forums where motorists have an opportunity to receive information and get answers specific to their particular industry or situation.

“The questions we hear range from a simple inquiry about hours of operation to more complex issues involving the medical review process, but in the end, it’s the MVC ensuring that its customers’ issues are being addressed,” added Sullivan.

The MVC Speakers Bureau provides groups with knowledgeable professionals who can speak on a wide range of motor vehicle-related topics. Some of the most popular topics include the 6 Point ID Verification/Driver Licensing Process, suspension and surcharge issues, business services and motorcycle safety. For more information about the MVC Speakers Bureau, call (609) 984-3605 or E-mail the MVC at MVC.Speakers@dot.state.nj.us