I have been reporting on the DMV stats periodically since California’s AB60 was passed. The law allows those who aren’t citizens or permanent residents to get a driver license if they provide proof of residence, pass a written-knowledge exam and a behind-the-wheel driving test.
Maybe President Trump can use this address database to conduct round-ups of illegals in California? Hey, it’d be a start!)
The DMV had made a big deal about sharing the numbers of applicants, and they had done so, at first monthly, then quarterly. Their website still claims that the statsstats are available. but their hub, which they had described as “The DMV has a helpful AB 60 information webpage, http://ab60.dmv.ca.gov,” no longer exists.
So I contacted the DMV and they politely replied, informing me that they no longer post the numbers on their site but that that can send me the numbers, which they did.
792,000 people received an AB60 driver licemse since January 2, 2015 to October 13, 2016.
960,000 people had begun that application process.
So I guess that 168,0000 who did not succeed in passing the written or driving tests just do not drive around.
14,000 applicants were issued AB60 driver licenses in October 2016 alone.
Nearly 10% of all statewide DMV Customer driver license visits in October 2016 were AB60 applicants.
Hete are all the most recent stats verbatim, from the DMV:
DMV AB 60 Statistics for October 2016Sacramento â€“ The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released Assembly Bill (AB 60) statistics for the month of October 2016, as well as totals since the program was implemented on January 2, 2015.
Original Driver License:
14,000 AB 60 driver licenses issued in October 2016. A license is not issued until the applicant proves identity and residency with qualifying documents or through secondary review, passes a written knowledge exam, and completes a behind-the-wheel drive exam.
792,000 AB 60 driver licenses issued from January 2, 2015 to October 31, 2016.
Applying for a Driver License:11,000 Number of AB 60 applicants applying for a driver license in October 2016. This is the total number of unique individuals who started the application process in October 2016.
960,000 Number of AB 60 applicants applying for a license from January 2, 2015 to October 31, 2016. This is the total number of unique individuals who started the application process since January 2, 2015.
Customer Visits:46,000 Number of AB 60 customer visits in October 2016. Data identifies the AB 60 customers provided a ticket at the â€œStart Hereâ€ window, which can include starting an application, taking an exam or other transactions in October 2016.
588,000 Total statewide driver license customer visits in October 2016.
Data identifies the total number of driver license related visits statewide, which includes AB 60 applicants along with all driver license customer visits in October 2016.
Testing:37,000 Total number of written knowledge and drive tests administered to AB 60 applicants in October 2016. DMV administered 24,000 written knowledge tests and 13,000 drive tests to AB 60 applicants in October 2016.
48% Statewide written knowledge exam passage rate for all applicants for a new driver license in October 2016.
DMV administered 144,000 written knowledge tests. This includes AB 60 applicants. For comparison, 47% of applicants passed the written knowledge test in 2014, before AB 60.
67% Statewide drive test passage rate for all applicants for a new driver license in October 2016.
DMV administered 92,000 drive tests. This includes AB 60 applicants. For comparison, 61% of applicants passed the drive test in 2014, before AB 60.
All statistics are approximate figures gathered from Monday, October 3, 2016 through Monday, October 31, 2016.
The DMV has a helpful AB 60 information webpage, HYPERLINK “http://ab60.dmv.ca.gov” http://ab60.dmv.ca.gov, the contains a complete list of acceptable documents that can be used to verify identity and residency, a copy of the driver handbook, sample knowledge tests, appointment information, and other relevant materials.
You can view the document here .