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Top 10 DMV Facts (As of 1/1/2010)

1. Licensed Drivers: 23,700,047
2. Licensed Teen Drivers: 905,166 (16-19 year olds)
3. Registered Vehicles: 31,916,865*
4. Registered Motorcycles: 824,244*
    (* as of Jan. 1, 2009)
5. Special Interest Plates: 852,037
6. Registered Off Highway Vehicles: 962,670
7. Disabled placards: 2,291,349
8. Registered hybrid vehicles: 337,881
9. Licensed Auto Dealers in California:

  • Used vehicle dealers: 7,134
  • New vehicle dealers: 1,508

10. 2009 Online transactions:

  • Online Vehicle Registrations: 6,418,089
  • Online Driver License Renewals: 961,963
  • Online Change of Address filings: 901,443

2008 Online transactions:

  • Online Vehicle Registrations: 5,577,328
  • Online Driver License Renewals: 741,337
  • Online Change of Address filings: 742,021

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