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DMV threatens AAA with legal action over licenses

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The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has notified one of two regional AAA’s that it is now in default of a contract to provide driver licensing services to the general public.

Officials said if the company doesn’t take action by next Friday, the state agency will take legal action.

Earlier this week, Gov. Dannel Malloy asked AAA to reconsider their decision to discontinue driver licensing services for non-members in some Connecticut towns. 

AAA Northeast has offered driver licensing services to non-members as well as AAA members in Connecticut since 2001. After learning about the service withdrawal, Malloy said he sent a letter to AAA Northeast President and CEO Mark A. Shaw.  

The Connecticut AAA Allied offices "will not be affected by this and will continue to welcome and serve the public," according to a company spokesperson. The offices in Hartford, Middlesex, New London, Tolland and Windham counties "will continue to provide licensing services without interruption or change. "

"We value our longstanding relationship with the DMV and will continue to support them in every way," AAA Allied Group said in a statement on Monday. 

The unaffected AAA offices are located: 

  • Avon
  • Cromwell
  • Enfield
  • Manchester
  • Old Saybrook
  • Plainville
  • Waterford
  • West Hartford.

This impacts offices in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties and the areas that are covered by those clubs

There are no Litchfield county offices. Locations affected are:

  • Branford
  • Danbury
  • Hamden
  • Fairfield
  • Milford
  • Norwalk
  • Stamford
  • Waterbury

To read DMV's letter to AAA Northeast, click here.

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