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News & Industry Trends crashed cars Traffic Fatalities Up by Highest Percentage in 50 Years by Bridget Clerkin on

According to numbers compiled by the National Safety Council (NSC), about 38,300 people lost their lives in motor vehicle-related incidents last year and an estimated 4.4 million were seriously injured. Compared to 2014 statistics, it marks the biggest year-over-year uptick in the percentage of driving deaths in 50 years, and the highest amount of lives […]

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Insurance car Insurance sky Minnesota DPS Wants to See Your Proof of Insurance by Bridget Clerkin on

If you’re planning on visiting the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) next year, you better ensure you’re insured first. A new law passed in the North Star State expands the number of transactions that will require proof of car insurance. The legislation affects those who need to: Register a car or motorcycle. Renew license […]

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Safety & Driving man typing text message while sitting in the car Distracted Driving Triple Threats by Bridget Clerkin on

In an endlessly connected world—where our cars talk to us nearly as much as our passengers do, vehicle entertainment systems are racing to be the best and biggest, and a text, tweet, or status update is no further than a pocket or purse away—there are plenty of ways to drive distracted. There are three main […]

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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Up to 3,000 traffic cases in Vermont may be affected by the state Judicial Bureau’s outdated computer system, essentially causing the Green Mountain State to temporarily stop prosecuting one of its most common crimes.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 Exam Utah Adds Driver’s License Testing Requirement by Bridget Clerkin on

Members of the Beehive State hoping to start driving for the first time will now have to go the extra mile before putting miles on their vehicles. Starting this year, Utah residents applying for a first-time license will have to pass an additional online test in order to secure a learner’s permit. While the exam […]

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Registration & Titling VW-TDI-Recall VW Diesel Scandal & DMV Implications by Bridget Clerkin on

Once a leading voice in the “clean diesel” movement, Volkswagen admitted earlier this month that they had been playing dirty after all, producing cars that not only pollute the air at an illegal rate, but appear to be cleaner than they actually are, by “cheating” on emissions tests. DMV Implications Since the news broke, it […]

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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 IMG_1861 2015 LA Auto Show: Debuts by Angelo Ilumba on

Being one of the marquee events in the auto show circuit, the Los Angeles Auto Show is not unfamiliar with hot World and U.S. debuts, as car manufacturers are eager to show off in front of one of the biggest auto buying markets in the world. From the flashy to the slick yet practical, this […]

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