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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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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