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DMV New Resident Checklist

by Melissa Crumish on

Moving to a new state creates a lengthy Things to Do list: checking out schools, contacting utility companies, figuring out which neighbors to avoid … Faced with so many undertakings, it’s easy to forget to contact your local Department of Motor Vehicle’s (DMV) after relocation. Depending on your situation you may need to update all […]

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What is a Driver Prep Course? by Melissa Crumish on

Passing a written drivers license test (also referred to as a knowledge test) is a challenge. As a teen who has never operated a car, you’re tested on material – driving laws, reading road markings, driving in inclement weather – you have no experience with other than while observing as a passenger from the front […]

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Teen Driver Safety: Seat Belt Use by Melissa Crumish on

The facts don’t talk, they shout: Out of any driving demographic, teen drivers are the least likely to buckle up. This despite having the highest accident rate out of any other driving demographic per 100,000 drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds in the United States. […]

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What is a Hardship Driver’s License? by Melissa Crumish on

Depending on your state, you may be eligible to apply for a hardship license, or what is also referred to as a hardship permit or a restricted learner’s permit. Not all states offer hardship licenses for teen drivers; usually, these licenses are restricted to rural states. In a nutshell, a hardship license is only available […]

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Graduating From a Drivers Permit to a Restricted Drivers License by Kat Saks on

The road to obtaining full driving privileges for the first time can be long and winding. Depending on your age and state-dictated rules, you might need a drivers permit and then a restricted drivers license before you can apply for a full driver’s license. This is called the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program, and is […]

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Teen Auto Insurance Discounts by Kat Saks on

Whether you’re the proud parent of a new teen driver or a teenage driver yourself, you know that the costs of driving add up. After you pay for drivers education classes, hand over the fees for the permit or license, and buy the car, you still need to consider one more cost: auto insurance. Teen […]

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Especially for You: Information on Special Licenses by Melissa Crumish on

If you plan on doing something special behind the wheel, you might need a special license. Special licenses apply to special vehicles, not special situations. So, while you don’t need a special license to drive around in your underwear singing at the top of your lungs, you do need a special license to operate certain vehicles. […]

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