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What Grade Do You Need to Pass the DMV Written Test?

by Lisa on Sep 29, 2018.
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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “how many questions will be on the test?”. This is closely followed by “what score do I need to pass?”. And, of course, the question with the answer that tends to shock people but also lends some insight into how much studying is required for the driver’s written test, “what is the overall pass rate for my state?”. Pass rate refers to the percentage who pass the written test after the first attempt. Well, we decided to put the ... Read More
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DUI Death Rates by State - Where Does Your State Rank?

by Lisa on Jul 09, 2018.
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Many people tend to think of deaths by DUI as a thing of the past. Unfortunately, while the attention paid to the issue by media and the government has greatly lowered DUI death rates, it's still an issue. In some states, it's back on the rise. Where does your state rank? Backgrounds.org analyzed data from the CDC and MADD and put together a chart that shows statistics by state. "The map offers a color coded view of DUI state performance.":[email protected] Which states are worst? ... Read More
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Pay Attention: Why your Teen's Adolescent Brain is a Road Safety Issue

by Joshua on Oct 25, 2017.
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As a parent, if you think back to your formative years as a teenager you might well cringe at some of the things you said and did at the time, but there are scientific reasons why aspects of our behavior at that age are difficult to control. The timeline of brain development in young people becomes an issue when it comes to teens getting behind the wheel of their first car, as it can hamper their ability to react to a situation developing in front of them on the road. Scientific studies... Read More

Take The DMV Written Test In A Foreign Language

by Joshua on Sep 23, 2017.
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h1. Taking the DMV test in a foreign language Did you know that many DMVs offer the the DMV written test in multiple languages. The California DMV, for exam, lets you take the test if 32 different languages! Massachusetts lets you take it in 25, even Kentucky supports up to 23 languages for the test. Here is a brief list of the top states and the allowed languages for taking your test: h2. California Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, ... Read More
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New Laws Effective January 1st, 2017

by Lisa on Jan 01, 2017.
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New Laws Coming Your Way January 1st, 2017 It’s that time again -- New laws are hitting the roads! Two states, California and Illinois, once again lead the pack with new legislation geared towards making the roads safer. Below is an overview of the main points of the new laws. Keep in mind that it may take some time before the DMV manuals are updated. New manuals are almost never released on January 1. But, if the law is in place, you can get a ticket for violating it. If taking ... Read More