HARTFORD – More than 150,000 users have downloaded the DMV's mobile app for practice knowledge tests, branch office and AAA locations, and a wait times listing at DMV. The app was launched in September 2014 to satisfy a growing demand for mobile services. It is available now for Apple and Android devices.
“This mobile application for tablets and smartphones continues to grow, and surpassing the 150,000 benchmark shows how valuable our customers find it,” said Acting Commissioner Dennis C. Murphy of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The free mobile application displays the services and office hours for each DMV and AAA locations across the state. CT DMV Mobile allows users to conveniently check DMV wait times from their tablets and mobile phones. The application also features three practice knowledge tests and a parent quiz, both popular DMV study aids to help prepare all applicants for a learner's permit test and to give parents of teens needed safety information for their young drivers.
Since the initial launch of the application, DMV has added a Spanish version of the practice knowledge tests and parent quiz. Users are now given the choice of taking their practice tests in either English or Spanish. This enhancement to the application is part of the DMV's broad reach to multicultural audiences throughout the state. In Connecticut, residents speaking Spanish comprise the largest segment of second-language households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
“DMV Mobile is a very important application offering for the state of Connecticut’s DMV customers,” said Paul VandenBussche, General Manager of Connecticut Interactive, which developed the app for DMV. It has a contract with the State of Connecticut for these and other web-based projects. “We’re continually making efforts to improve from it’s initial success and make the service more efficient for users in the future.”
Statistics show that 92,560 of CT DMV Mobile’s 152,334 total downloads were downloaded on Apple devices, while another 59,774 were downloaded on Android devices. CT DMV Mobile is free to download from the iTunes Apple Store
and Google Play
on Apple and Android devices, respectively. The application can also be downloaded through the DMV website at ct.gov/dmv/apps