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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 »

Washington Graduated License Law

Instruction Permit Age 15+ Requirements Actively enrolled in driver education course OR at least 15 ½. Vision & knowledge test. Restrictions Accompanied in front seat next to driver by: Licensed driver w/ minimum 5 years driving experience in front seat beside driver. Knowledge test or proof of driver education. Intermediate License Age 16 – 17 Requirements Held Instruction Permit minimum ... Read More »

Washington D.C. Graduated License Law

Learner’s License Age 15+ Requirements Under 18, Parent/guardian approval. Knowledge & vision exams. Restrictions Accompanied in front seat next to driver by: Licensed driver 21 or over seated next to driver. Seatbelts required. Intermediate License Age 16 – 17 Requirements Held Learner’s Permit minimum 6 months. Certify minimum 40 hours supervised driving. Road test. No conviction of assessable offense. Restrictions ... Read More »

West Virginia Graduated License Law

Level I Instruction Permit Age 15 – 17 Requirements Knowledge test. Application signed by both parents, surviving parent, single parent having custody or legal guardian. Current school enrollment form. Restrictions Licensed driver 21 or over in front seat. May only drive between 5:00 am & 11:00 pm. Safety belts in accordance with state law. Zero alcohol tolerance Level II Intermediate ... Read More »