You are here: Home / Articles / Automotive Law

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 »

Wyoming Graduated License Law

Instruction Permit Age 15 + Requirements Written test. Instruction Permit for Restricted License (at least 14) Restrictions Permit in immediate possession. Accompanied by driver at least 1 year & at least 18, fit & capable of exercising control over the vehicle & occupying seat beside the driver. Driver’s License Age 16+ Requirements Have held Instruction Permit minimum 10 days. Restricted ... 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 »