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News & Industry Trends San Francisco and Uber are at odds over a permit to test self-driving vehicles in the city. You Shall Not Pass: California Tries to Pump the Brakes on Uber by Bridget Clerkin on

San Francisco is known for its steep terrain, but taking the city’s streets by force may prove too much of an uphill battle for Uber. In its race to be the authority on autonomous vehicles, the rideshare giant has been aggressively expanding its operations across the country—including a recent trial run in Pittsburgh where random […]

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Insurance asap Five Reasons Why You’re Buying the Wrong Car Insurance by Bridget Clerkin on

While buying car insurance is not the same thing as purchasing, say, peanut butter (unfortunately, there are no Sunday Savers with pages of car insurance coupons), a little thought and know-how could be the difference between paying hundreds of extra dollars a year. Luckily, like all skill sets, the art of savvy spending can be […]

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Safety & Driving coffee NJ Plans to Crack Down on Drinking (Coffee) and Driving by Bridget Clerkin on

For decades, drivers around the country have been warned not to drink and drive, but for New Jersey motorists, that rule may soon apply to another accident-causing, dark brown, bitter liquid: coffee. The caffeinated substance is in the crosshairs of a new bill being shopped around the state legislature that would make drinking coffee while […]

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Tickets & Violations Smoking Computer with No Heartbeat Vermont DMV Hampered by Old Computers by Bridget Clerkin on

Up to 3,000 traffic cases in Vermont may be affected by the state Judicial Bureau’s outdated computer system, essentially causing the Green Mountain State to temporarily stop prosecuting one of its most common crimes. The antiquated system has muddled the lines of communication between the bureau and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), therefore […]

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License & Endorsements Paper shredder in an office NM MVD on Verge of Destroying Thousands of Licenses by Bridget Clerkin on

Trouble finding your New Mexico driver’s license? You might want to check the Santa Fe Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office before it’s too late Nearly 3,000 licenses have been returned to the state agency already this year, and with more and more filing cabinets being filled with the repossessed IDs, the MVD is getting ready […]

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Registration & Titling Car Emissions Measurement. Photo taken with SAMSUNG GALAXY K zoom Illinois Emissions Tests—And Reminders—Are Back Again by Bridget Clerkin on

Need to renew your registration in Illinois? You’ll have to get in line—and it may take a while. Illinois drivers are now required to have an emissions test performed on their vehicle before they can renew their registration. It sounds like a routine regulation, but it’s the second time this year the Prairie State has […]

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Moving & Traveling Business woman walking through airport with suitcase I-94 Forms and Arriving in the U.S. by Tina Chang on

Traveling to the United States can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful figuring out which visa and immigration documents you need. Most countries will allow you to travel to the U.S. for 90 days or less without a visa. For more information about the Visa Waiver Program, visit the U.S. Department […]

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Buying & Selling Buying a new car can be as simple as downloading the perfect app. Top Car-Buying Apps by Tierney Brannigan on

Thanks to the convenience of mobile applications, the days of visiting car lots and dealing with pushy salespeople are over. You can now do most of your auto comparing and shopping whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you, as long as you have a smart phone. We’ve tested some of the top car shopping apps […]

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