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Hands off that phone

New law No. 1: Today is the last day that you can drive around with a cell phone in one hand and your steering wheel in the other. If you haven’t already purchased your bit of hands-free technology, you better pencil in that trip to the wireless store today. A law enforcement officer can pull you over just for this ... Read More »

Lights, Camera, Ticket! Drivers Divided On Red-Light Recordings

New intersection camera technology, combined with buried magnetic induction loops under the road, make it possible for the camera to record if your vehicle came to a full stop, or simply slowed as you were turning. While there is no set amount of time that you are required to wait before you proceed, if you roll through a red light and do not make a complete stop, the cameras will get you. Read More »

DUI/DWI Laws As Of November 2005

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have per se laws defining it as a crime to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above a proscribed level, 0.08 percent. Read More »

Court to Notify Californians – Who Bought, Owned or Leased 1991-2001 Model Year Ford Explorers – About Their Rights in a Class Action Lawsuit

A statewide notice program authorized by California's Sacramento County Superior Court began today, to issue notices to those who bought, owned or leased 1991-2001 model year Ford Explorers. The notices are a result of the Court establishing or "certifying," in February 2005, a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company, about whether Ford concealed a design flaw that increased rollover risk and lowered Explorer values. Read More »

Virginia Graduated License Law

Learner’s Permit At least age 15 & 6 months Requirements Parent/Guardian consent under 18. Vision & knowledge tests. Restrictions Licensed driver alert & able to assist seated next to student. Must be 21 or older, or 18 or older if legal guardian, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step-brother or step-sister. May not drive between midnight & 4 a.m. No more than ... Read More »

Tennessee Graduated License Law

Learner’s Permit Class PD Age 15+ Requirements Pass vision & knowledge test. Proof of school attendance. Parent/Legal guardian sign Affidavit of Financial Responsibility. Birth Certificate & Social Security. Restrictions Licensed driver 21 or older in front seat. Cannot drive between 10:00 p.m. & 6:00 a.m. Seatbelts or child restraint as required by law. Intermediate Restricted License Age 16 + Requirements ... Read More »

Utah Graduated License Law

Instruction Permit Age 15, 9 Months+ Requirements Enrolled in approved driver education course. Restrictions Allows student to drive with qualified instructor in a dual-control car. Practice Permit Age 15, 9 Months+ Requirements Enrolled in approved driver education course. Restrictions Valid for 90 days. Student may practice with parent or legal guardian in passenger seat next to student. No other passengers ... Read More »