InDepthNH Seeks NH DMV Review Sununu Ordered After Randolph Crash

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Motorcyclists who died in Randolph crash.

Editor’s Note: The following is the news release Gov. Chris Sununu issued Wednesday saying the review of NH DMV procedures is finished and he will release it “in the coming weeks.” InDepthNH.org filed a right-to-know request under RSA 91a and the New Hampshire Constitution seeking immediate release of the report. On Aug. 2, the Boston Globe reported that Sununu’s office lashed out at the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles laying blame there for the crash that killed seven motorcyclists in Randolph. The Globe reported that Sununu’s office was “displeased with statements made Tuesday by Erin Deveney, the RMV’s former registrar, in which she said New Hampshire — like Massachusetts — had also failed to transmit notifications about out-of-state drivers who should have their license suspended.” Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, who was driving the truck June 21 that collided with the motorcyclists, has been charged in connection with the crash and Mass. officials say they should have suspended his license before then.

Gov. Chris Sununu’s news release Aug. 7.

Today, Governor Chris Sununu and DMV Director Elizabeth Bielecki sent a letter to Anne Ferro, President and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, regarding opportunities to ensure uniformity and consistency in states’ processing, sharing and maintenance of driver records.

“Following the tragic crash in Randolph, New Hampshire, I ordered an immediate review of the procedures within the New Hampshire DMV,” said Governor Chris Sununu.

“The initial review is now complete, and we look forward to releasing the results of the comprehensive, in-depth report in the coming weeks. In two weeks, key members of our team will be attending the annual meeting of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to implore motor officials from across the Country to work together so we can streamline processes that will result in safer driving throughout America.”

  • Note: A copy of the letter can be found here.

Nancy West contributed the editor’s note to this press release.

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