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Recent News Floods severely damaged Colorado vehicles that might leave car owners high and dry. What to do if the Colorado Floods Damaged Your Car by Jeff Wozer on

As Colorado’s flood waters begin to recede the damage numbers continue to climb. Officials estimate property damages will total nearly $2 billion, with damaged or destroyed cars being a large part of this assessment. If your car was damaged or destroyed by the Colorado flood, check your auto insurance policy. Mandatory liability insurance does not […]

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Drivers in the Military Men in the Military Pre-Deployment Checklist: What to Take Care of Before You Relocate by Melissa Crumish on

Deployment for any armed forces member – Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force – is difficult. There are many things to consider, including }household finances, family, housing issues, banking and legal affairs, medical concerns, and vehicle matters. To help mitigate last-second pressures, it’s best to prepare before your military deployment orders come through, and while there […]

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Insurance Center Scene slate board for a movie Behind the scenes: Iron Man & rental car insurance by Nick Musica on

I wrote a post last week on the DMV.org blog about Iron Man and rental car insurance. I used Iron Man as my means to walk readers though the somewhat- complicated topic of car rental insurance: Specifically, how Tony Stark might answer the rental car representative when it was time to decide if he should […]

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Reports & Records Woman Looking at Calendar Planner Length of Time Covered in a Background Check by Kat Saks on

Criminal background checks can provide a great deal of information about a person’s past. But, when you perform a background check, just how far can you walk down memory lane? Read on to learn more about the length of time covered in a background check. Background Check Time Periods Vary The length of time covered […]

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Safety & Driving Film director Werner Herzog Werner Herzog’s Texting-and-Driving Documentary Slated to Hit Hard by Jen Lamboy on

German-born film legend Werner Herzog hits home with his latest documentary on texting while driving. His eye-opening film “One Second to the Next” features accident victims and their loved ones, and details how this deadly epidemic changed their lives forever. Truth is Scarier than Fiction Since he was a teenager, Herzog has been making eclectic […]

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Tickets & Violations A woman using a phone while driving Say Hello to Tougher Texting-While-Driving Penalties, New York! by Alicia Sparks on

New York is beefing up its cell phone laws; rather, the penalties for violating those laws. Before today, all drivers–regardless of license type–faced a three-point penalty on their driving records if they were caught texting while driving. Sounds pretty standard, right? However, during a recent news conference, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as of […]

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Drivers License & ID Wallet with money lying in the street 9 Urgent Must-Dos If You Lose Your Driver’s License by Jen Lamboy on

At best, losing your driver’s license is a major hassle. But you can minimize the chances of reaching full-on disaster with these urgent must-dos. Whether your license is lost or stolen, you just can’t afford to take any chances. 1) Act Fast The quicker you respond the better. Calmly retrace your steps and check all […]

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Address & Name Change Newlyweds Signing Documents Checklist: Where to Change Your Name by Melissa Crumish on

This may be difficult to fathom, but name change notification does not stop at Facebook or Twitter. There are other authorities to notify should your name change due to: Marriage Divorce Court order Certificate of Naturalization showing new name Who to Notify of Your Name Change To begin, focus on updating your identification by notifying: […]

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