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In order to further refine the management of passenger vehicles, on July 1, 1958, the actual title to every vehicle was transferred, by Executive Order, to the Division of Methods, Research and Office Services.
The objective behind this action was to place in one agency the responsibility for the management, assignment, and replacement of all vehicles.
( Note: So far as State Police cars are concerned, only their replacement is under this division ).
This tied in closely with the current attempt to upgrade state-owned cars to the extent that vehicles are not retained beyond the point where maintenance costs ( in light of depreciation ) become excessive.
Moreover, it allows the present management to reassign vehicles so that mileage will be more uniformly distributed throughout the fleet ; ;
for example, if one driver puts on 22,000 miles per year and another driver 8,000 miles per year, their cars will be switched so that both cars will have 30,000 miles after two years, rather than 44,000 miles ( and related higher maintenance costs ) and 16,000 miles respectively ''.

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