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DMV Unable to Process CDL Transactions this Friday, July 3, 2015

CRANSTON, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles today announced that the Commercial Driver's License Information System, the federal computer system for commercial driver's licenses, will be down for required maintenance on Friday, July 3, 2015.

This maintenance will impact those Rhode Islanders who wish to process any commercial driver's license transactions on Friday, July 3, 2015. This will NOT affect regular driver's licenses - only commercial driver's licenses.

It is recommend that anyone needing to process a commercial driver's license transaction this week visit the DMV prior to Friday, July 3rd.

Also, as a reminder, the DMV is closed on Monday, July 6, 2015 in observance of the State Holiday but will reopen for regular business in all departments on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
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Termination of the Road Test

  • Any motor vehicle violation as defined in Title 31 of the Motor Vehicle Code - collision; dangerous actions; leaving the designated roadway; dangerously inexperienced driver; lack of cooperation with the License Examiner, equipment failure or erratic operation of the vehicle.

Permission To Use A Vehicle

  • If the registered owner of the vehicle being used to perform the road test is not present, a notarized letter or Vehicle Use Authorization form, acknowledging that the vehicle may be used for the road test , must be completed by vehicle owner/ corporation president (corporately owned vehicle) and notarized. This documentation must be presented at the time of the road test.

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