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Ohio Department of Public Safety News in 90


September 15, 2014


This is your News in :90.

Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born joined AT&T to highlight the dangers of texting and driving. During the month of September, which is Safe Driving Awareness Month, all Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations across the state will provide a palm card to all newly licensed drivers encouraging them to take the pledge and commit to never text and drive.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is partnering with Donate Life Ohio for a new social media campaign! BMV customers who sign up to become organ donors will be given a piece of paper with a saying “I chose to donate life because…..” Customers are encouraged to fill in the blank, take a selfie holding the paper and tag BMV and Donate Life Ohio on social media. Submissions will be featured periodically.

Ohio Department of Public Safety is once again tapping into the social media generation through a partnership, titled Communicating for a Safer Ohio, with Ohio University's nationally-recognized Scripps College of Communication. This semester we welcome Web Designer Intern Jake Rush. If you see Jake, welcome him to ODPS!

Finally, let’s see what you’re saying on DPS Social Media. Sally Akers commented on BMV’s Facebook page saying “Awesome service....the BMV has finally become customer service focused” Sally forgot to mail her car registration in so she had to go to the Heatherdowns branch in Toledo. Sally said It took her longer to drive there than to renew her registration. On a Saturday too! Sally went on to say “thank you for your great service!” Thank YOU Sally for sharing! We always appreciate your feedback! Be sure to check out all DPS divisions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Coming up next week, fire awards, that story and more on next week’s News in Ninety!