Reducing Vehicle Licensing and Titling Fraud

Kentucky’s Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing (DMVL) works to prevent vehicle licensing and titling fraud by monitoring vehicle transactions, transacted vehicles, and documentation associated with transactions. Fraud can take several forms. Individuals may attempt to obtain a clean title for a wrecked vehicle deemed unfit for roadway usage in another state; the vehicle may be stolen; or the vehicle may be subject to odometer manipulation or another form of deception. Preventing fraud and enforcing anti-fraud laws is mostly left up to DMVL. Currently just two DMVL employees work on these efforts. DMVL administrators believe anti-fraud efforts are substantially underfunded and want to explore changes to the program. This project will do the following: (1) identify funding mechanisms to purchase subscriptions to anti-fraud software and services; (2) uncover ways to enhance anti-fraud prevention efforts by comparing Kentucky’s program to those in other states; (3) investigate funding mechanisms for enhanced anti-fraud efforts; and (4) develop best practices and recommended procedural, regulatory, and statutory changes for the anti-fraud program.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $325000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Martin, Andrew

    • Start Date: 20220701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01860996
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR23-639
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 12 2022 12:57PM