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Real ID - What It Is and How It Impacts You

by Lisa on Feb 24, 2019.
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Signs have been posted in airports regarding REAL ID’s and people are starting to wonder what they are and if they have one. Starting January 22, 2018, passengers with a driver's license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight. h3. So, what exactly is a “Real ID”? Secure driver's licenses and identificat... Read More
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DUI Resources - What to do if you are charged with a DUI.

by Lisa on Feb 13, 2019.
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Driving under the influence refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In all 50 states it’s a crime to drive while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two. The crime is commonly called "DUI" (driving under the influence), but many states use additional or alternative terms for drinking and driving. Among the terms are "DWI" (driving while intoxicated or impaired), "OUI" (operating under the influence), "OWI" (operating whil... Read More
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New DMV Laws Effective January 1, 2019

by Lisa on Jan 01, 2019.
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January 1, 2019 ushers in new laws across the country, but this year, unlike prior years, none will require changes to DMV manuals or force drivers to learn new rules of the road. Here’s a summary of the new laws that do impact drivers, although none are expected to ever appear on the pages of a driver’s license written test. One CA law does require that the DMV ask at least ONE question in at least 20% of the tests administered for a driver’s license regarding unsafe loads. This mea... Read More

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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