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Barbara J. Fiala

Barbara J. Fiala (born 1944) is the current Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, serving in the administration of ... More »Barbara J. Fiala (born 1944) is the current Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, serving in the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo. From 2005 until resigning to become Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in April 2011, she served as County Executive of Broome County, New York. She was the first woman to hold this position. She was elected County Clerk in 1997, the first woman elected to countywide office in Broome County history, and held that position until her election as County Executive in 2005. [ Wikipedia ]

Annual Click it or Ticket campaign affects Pike County drivers

Pike County residents (and others who routinely travel through New York for pleasure and/or business). Fail to wear your seat belt in New York state over the next two weeks and you will likely be facing a $100 fine for anyone under 16 not wearing a belt or $50 for ANY front seat passenger not ...

News Governor Andrew Cuomo announces stricter penalties for driving while texting

“With the increased use of mobile devices, we have all become more concerned about safety on our highway,” said DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala. “I congratulate Governor Cuomo on his continued efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and for putting increased ...

The Yeshiva World Brfonx: 8 Motor Vehicle Inspectors Arrested For Faking More Than 13,000 Inspection...

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala said, “This action demonstrates that government agencies working together can bring to justice those that are intent on breaking the law, defrauding consumers or polluting the air. The DMV will continue to work ...

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New Study: No Progress in Reducing Motorcyclist Deaths

According to Barbara J. Fiala, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and Chair of GTSC, the decrease in fatal motorcycle crashes in that state is due to a mix of countermeasures focusing on enforcement, education and engineering: "In New York, we are educating ...

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New DMV Website Keeps in Mind Mobile Users

“The goal of our customer service initiative is to make DMV’s entire operation fast, easy and convenient," DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala said. " This redesign is a big step in that direction, making it as easy to conduct transactions on a smart phone or tablet as it is on a desktop ...

‘Vision Zero’ Plan Includes Gianaris’ Proposed Bill

DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala said, “Governor Cuomo asked the Department of Motor Vehicles to reconsider how we do business and to find ways to improve how we provide customer service. These reminders, like our expanded lineup of online services, are another way in which we are ...

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Capitol Confidential » Stiffer penalties for chronic drunk, drugged drivers

Barbara J. Fiala, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, said, “The Department of Motor Vehicles is proud to be working with Governor Cuomo in a concerted effort to address the problems caused by the most dangerous drivers with a history of ...

DMV expiration reminders available through text, email

“These reminders, like our expanded lineup of online services, are another way in which we are making use of technology to increase efficiency, be cost effective and better serve the people of New York State,” said DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala in a statement. Later this year, the ...

The Yeshiva World NY Governor Cuomo Announces Email and Text Alert Reminders Available for Vehicle R...

DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala said, “Governor Cuomo asked the Department of Motor Vehicles to reconsider how we do business and to find ways to improve how we provide customer service. These reminders, like our expanded lineup of online services, are another way in which we are ...

Capitol Confidential » DMV employee accused of computer tampering

DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala said: “The employee will be suspended and will not be able to access any DMV records. Those who attempt to alter the driving records of any motorist, for any reason, have violated the law and will be discovered and prosecuted. I congratulate the DMV ...

DMV: Drowsy Driving Is An Accident Waiting To Happen

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala, who also chairs the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), reminded motorists of the dangers of drowsy driving. “Every year, New Yorkers are injured and killed in crashes caused by drowsy drivers,” said Fiala ...

Cops Bust ‘Made To Order’ Luxury Vehicle Theft Ring

... partners in the Queens District Attorney’s office on this case.” “The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is committed to keeping all New Yorkers safe, not only from dangerous driving behaviors but also from vehicle and identity thieves,” added DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala...

Long Island News A.G. Schneiderman: Jail Sentence for NYC Auto Insurance Fraudster

The Attorney General thanks DFS Superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky, DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala and TLC Commissioner David Yassky, along with TLC Deputy Commissioner Gary Weiss and the TLC licensing staff for assisting in the investigation. Attorney General Schneiderman also thanks ...

Cuomo Announces Vet Designation On Drivers’ Licenses

... and supporting our returning service members.” “It is very important that we, as a society, recognize our veterans for serving our nation and defending the freedoms we cherish as Americans,” said Barbara J. Fiala, commissioner of DMV and chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)...

Buyers of used cars beware of storm damaged cars : Entertainment : CNYcentral.com

"The link on our website provides consumers a fast and easy way to discover whether the vehicle they are looking at is still road worthy, said DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala...

Facial Recognition Helps Stop Identity Fraud In N. Y.

... to track down criminals, and protecting taxpayer dollars—sending a clear message that New York State does not tolerate identity fraud and those who try will be caught.” “We have seen extraordinary results from the use of facial recogni- tion technology,” added DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala...

Ring Stole Thousands In Refunds In Fed Tax Scam

Department of the Treasury under the supervision of Inspector General Eric Thorson, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles under the supervision of Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala; the United States Marshals Technical Operations Group under supervision of Chief Inspector Scott ...

As 2013 Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday morning, a warning about drowsy driving

"While falling asleep at the wheel is the most obvious result of drowsy driving, fatigue can also result in accidents from not paying attention while driving," said Barbara J. Fiala, commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles. "Every year, New Yorkers are injured and killed ...

The Yeshiva World NYS Gov. Cuomo Annouces 13,000 Identity Fraud Cases Investigated By DMV Using ‘Fac...

... to track down criminals, and protecting taxpayer dollars – sending a clear message that New York State does not tolerate identity fraud and those who try will be caught.” “We have seen extraordinary results from the use of facial recognition technology,” said DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala...

Long Island News A.G. Schneiderman Brings Criminal Charges Against Two State-Licensed Motor Vehicl

DEC will continue to work with the Attorney General and all our partners to enforce the state’s emissions inspection requirements, and to ensure all environmental protections are enforced.” New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala said, “I commend the DMV ...

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