Commercial Driver's License: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles; Application for Exemption
Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
FMCSA has received an application from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (Virginia DMV) for an exemption from provisions of the Agency's commercial driver's license (CDL) requirement that each CDL issued by the State contain a color photograph of the driver. Virginia DMV proposes that it be allowed to use a black and white, laser-engraved photograph in lieu of a color photograph. Virginia DMV believes that the issuance of CDLs with laser- engraved black and white photographs would enhance the security of the credential and assist law enforcement officials with the identification of the CDL holder. The FMCSA requests public comment on Virginia DMV's application for exemption.