Department of Motor Vehicles

Contract with the Motorcycle Association of New York State, Inc.

The contractor is responsible for administering a statewide motorcycle operator and instructor training program, and for promoting public awareness of the program. We found that the contractor was not complying with all contract requirements. For example, the contractor was supposed to establish a certain number of training facilities. At the time of our audit, 30 such facilities should have been established; however, we found that only 20 had been established.

The contractor was also supposed to visit these facilities to ensure that the training was being provided in accordance with requirements. However, we found no evidence many of the facilities had been visited. We also determined that many of the instructors may not have possessed all the required qualifications, and some of the expenses claimed by the contractors were not adequately documented. We recommended that the Department of Motor Vehicles more closely oversee the contractor’s performance.

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