DMV’s New Online Service Creates Efficiencies for Nebraska’s Driver Safety Schools

  DMV’s New Online Service Creates Efficiencies for Nebraska’s Driver Safety

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- January 10, 2013

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today that Driver
Safety Schools can now submit notification of student course completion
directly to the DMV through a new online service. Currently more than 60
percent of Nebraska’s teen drivers elect to take a driver safety course.
Driver safety instructors administer the skills test to students, which waives
the requirement to take the written and skills tests with DMV driver license
examiners in order to obtain a school permit, provisional operator permit, and
driver license.

The new online service replaces a paper-intensive process in which the
instructor provided a paper form to the student and the student presented to a
driver license examiner when applying for a permit or license. The paper forms
were then mailed to the central DMV office in Lincoln, manually entered into a
database, then scanned and stored for archival purposes. Driver Safety Schools
were required to retain a copy of the waiver in their files.

“As you can imagine, adding this service to our suite of online services will
benefit a lot of people,” said Beverly Neth, Director of the Department of
Motor Vehicles. “Our focus continues to be creating efficiencies in processes
and cutting costs. I am tremendously proud of the team that worked on this
project and our partnership with”

The new online service offered at creates efficiencies
for schools, as well as DMV personnel. Now the student waiver information is
entered once online and is accessible by DMV personnel. Approximately 10,000
student drivers go through Driver Safety Education courses annually. The new
online process will save the DMV hundreds of hours annually, reduce data entry
errors, simplify the annual auditing process, and eliminate the expense to
print, mail, and store paper forms. In addition, the new online service helped
the DMV towards its goal of reducing the number of individuals visiting DMV
offices and allowed the DMV to expand its online services to include an online
Teen Driver License Service application.

The new online service was provided to Driver Safety Schools at no cost.
Training was provided to the schools administrators before launch to introduce
the new online application.

“This new system should simplify the process for Driver Safety Schools,
student drivers, and the DMV by quickly qualifying students for the next
licensing phase with the DMV and eliminating the need to produce paper
documents that are often misplaced and need to be reproduced,” said Rhonda
Taft, Director of Continuing Education at Southeast Community College in

The DMV has more than 20 online services on and plans to add
more online services to improve efficiencies and user experience.

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