Raleigh - The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.
DMV Services Online
Time is valuable, so get out of line and go online at myncdmv.com for all of your Department of Motor Vehicle needs. Seventy percent of DMV transactions can be completed online. These are:
Renew your driver license,
Order duplicate license/ID,
Order your driving record,
View license and vehicle details,
Renew license plates,
Order personalized and special license plates,
Order duplicate vehicle registration card,
Pay vehicle property taxes, and
Get vehicle property tax estimates and Pay insurance penalties.
Since launching in 2015, there have been over 800,000 driver license renewals on our website at myncdmv.com.
A once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse will take place on Aug. 21 and will be visible in totality in southwestern North Carolina.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel to southwestern North Carolina to view the event, and possibly millions will travel through North Carolina.
Because heavy traffic is expected, NCDOT advises that drivers;
Arrive early. Plan ahead, know where you want experience the eclipse and make arrangements now.
Stay in place. Enjoy the natural show in a specific spot. Make sure that spot is a safe location, like a parking lot or rest area - not the side of a road.
Leave Late. It's likely that many people will leave after the eclipse as if they're all leaving a sporting event or concert.
Be sure to check out our informational webpage: www.ncdot.gov/newsroom/2017eclipse/.