Latest Driving & DMV Information Jan 2013

Obscure But Important North Carolina Driving Laws

by Joshua on Jan 23, 2013.
Filed under: North Carolina North Carolina Driver's License Written Test, North Carolina Learner's Permit Test, North Carolina Motorcycle Written Test
If you live in North Carolina there are a number of laws the NC DMV considers part of their "Road Rules" series. Some of them you might know, and some you may have never even heard of. Regardless, when taking your written driver's test any one of these laws might just turn up. We summarize them here, but you can find the complete list by visiting the NC DOT's website at "": Fender Bender ... Read More

New DMV Laws for California Residents Simplified

by Lisa on Jan 18, 2013.
Filed under: California Commercial Driver's Licence, Driver's License, Learner's Permit, Motorcycle
Effective January 1, 2013, the California legislature passed several laws that effect CA drivers. Read below to learn the newest DMV rules and regulations. Driving Under the Influence: Drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs can no longer choose a urine test over a blood test, with certain exemptions for health related reasons. If a blood test is unavailable, then the person is deemed to have given his or her consent to a urine test. California Vintage License Plate... Read More

New 2013 DMV Laws for California Drivers

by Joshua on Jan 13, 2013.
Filed under: California California Driver's License Written Test, California Learner's Permit Test, California Motorcycle Written Test
The following press release was issued by the California DMV regarding new laws for 2013: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Driving Under the Influence. Drivers suspected of driving under the influence of drugs will no longer have the option to choose a chemical test of their urine to determine drug content. By requiring a blood test, with a few exceptions, AB 2020 will help law enforcement and prosecutors to better identify and convict persons driving under the influence of drugs. If a blood t... Read More

Updated Drunk Driving Laws

by Lisa on Jan 08, 2013.
Filed under: Driver's License, Learner's Permit
Drunk driving continues to be a focus for many states each year. While some states continue addressing the issue by increasing DUI check points, other states have focused on passing laws that utilize technology. On July 1, 2012, Virginia became the 15th state to pass legislation requiring first-time DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock in their vehicle to prevent them from driving while impaired. Ignition interlock laws are seen by government as an important step toward elimi... Read More

Distracted Driving Laws

by Lisa on Jan 04, 2013.
Filed under: Driver's License, Learner's Permit
You may not be familiar with "distracted driving laws", but chances are, your state has passed legislation recently which deals with the relatively recent issue. What exactly is distracted driving? It is the term states have chosen to address the problem of rising automobile accidents due to driver's talking on the cell phone or texting. Some states have banned cell phone use entirely, others have banned any cell phone use without a hands-free device, and other states still allow cell ... Read More