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The REAL ID Act: Are You Ready for a National ID?

by Lauren McClure on

People throughout the country might see some big changes happening to their driver’s licenses and state IDs. As of February 2013, 19 states have demonstrated compliance with the REAL ID Act, a piece of legislature that imposes much stricter measures on how people can obtain a driver’s license, and sets more thorough standards as to […]

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New Study: Voice Texting and Traditional Texting Equally Distracting by Alicia Sparks on

With last month being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the topic of driving while on a cell phone has people talking. In fact, the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M University has released a new study comparing driver distraction levels during voice-to-text and traditional texting. The study was pretty straightforward. Forty-three participants between the ages […]

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Federal Agency Stirring Around the Idea of Lowering BAC Limit to .05 Percent by Alicia Sparks on

One drink might earn you a DUI, if states listen to new recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Although the number of alcohol-related highway fatalities has dropped significantly since America lowered its blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to 0.08 percent, the current cutoff point isn’t exactly a gold standard, says the NTSB. The […]

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Pot Runs to Legalized Marijuana States Putting Cops on High Alert by Jeff Wozer on

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize medicinal marijuana. Two states, Colorado and Washington, have taken it one step further by legalizing recreational weed in general. Meanwhile, in neighboring states where marijuana remains illegal, beer runs are being replaced with pot runs. A fact not lost on law enforcement. Hitting […]

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The Truth Will Set You (Hands) Free by Jen Lamboy on

We hear it all the time: Driving and cell phones don’t mix. Yet auto accidents involving drivers on their cell phones increasingly plague our roads. DMV.org’s solution: Raise awareness! Take our Distracted Driving Awareness Quiz and let the truth be your guide.

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High Road – Smoking Pot and Driving on 4/20 by Jeff Wozer on

Strange times. In the same year marijuana was legalized in two states – Colorado and Washington – Twinkies were taken off the store shelves. Despite this bittersweet victory, 4/20 revelers will be out in mass celebrating marijuana’s red letter day. If you plan on celebrating pot’s growing legal legitimacy be aware of the dangers associated […]

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Run with It – A Nation Moved by the Boston Marathon by Jen Lamboy on

You probably stopped on Monday. We all did. Whatever any of us were doing, when we heard the news of the Boston Marathon bombings, our afternoon came to a halt. Perhaps because, as a nation, we are still licking our wounds, post 9/11. Or perhaps because we shared the pain, fear and panic that connects […]

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