DMV’s online, AAA services will be offline this weekend


CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Due to planned system upgrades, the R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced it will be suspending online services this weekend.

According to DMV spokesperson Paul Grimaldi, the agency will be connecting to an interstate license and identification verification system, which can electronically check if an applicant has a license or identification card issued in another jurisdiction.

The system will make it easier to limit a person to one driver’s license or identification card, and help prevent criminals from using several licenses from different states.

The DMV’s online services will be halted at the close of business on Friday and will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 3, Grimaldi said.

AAA customers and auto dealers will be unable to access DMV online services from 7 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Monday.

Grimaldi said the upgrades have been in the works for about a year.

Rhode Island will be joining 25 other states that have this system in place.

Grimaldi apologized for any inconvenience the halt in service may cause to customers.

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