N.J. State Commission of Investigation

Probes of N.J. Division of Motor Vehicles
1985-86

1) Photo license controversy, an investigation directed by the Legislature to be completed in 30 days.  In a June 1985 report, the Commission criticized the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Attorney General for the intentional non-disclosure of a major political contributor's proposed role in a universal photo license system.

2) Investigation, December 1985 public hearing and report (combined with the Commission's 1985 Annual Report) on the DMV's politicized, inefficient agency system. The Commission recommended conversion of all motor vehicle agencies to state operated entities, as well as internal reforms within the Division to enhance the integrity of the licensing and registrations processes.

3) Investigation of the DMV-Price Waterhouse computer fiasco, which had its origins in the collapse of the DMV's services to the public in mid-1985. This probe resulted in a June 1986 report critical of DMV's management of the computer project, as well as the serious policy misjudgments and professional misconduct by the computer contractor. The report made recommendations for reform of bid waiver procedures.

This report is available for download here.

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28 West State St. 10th Floor
P.O. Box 045
Trenton, NJ 08625-0045
Tel (609) 292-6767 Fax (609) 633-7366