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News & Industry Trends Gavel Virginia Looking to Expel License Suspension Policy by Tierney Brannigan on

A controversial policy, which has resulted in accusations of unfair treatment towards hundreds of thousands of low-income residents, is getting a second look from Virginia lawmakers early next year.  The policy in question creates a whirlpool of fines and jail time for VA residents who simply don’t have the means to make payments on even […]

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Insurance people on the move in Bourbon street at night Louisiana Police Will Have Instant Insurance Information by Bridget Clerkin on

Those who don’t pay for insurance are about to pay for their actions in Louisiana. The Pelican State has adopted a system that will allow its state police troopers to have real-time information on the car insurance of those they pull over in routine stops or otherwise. The Louisiana State Police kicked off the first […]

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Safety & Driving Big Brother is watching: new software may be able to catch drivers texting on the road. Texting & Driving? Smile for the Camera! by Tierney Brannigan on

Let’s say you’re driving and expecting an important text message. Then, you hear that familiar sound—your cell phone’s alerting you to a new text. Now, we all know about the dangers of distracted driving, but you’re sitting at a red light, and a quick scan of your surroundings indicates there aren’t any police around. What […]

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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Up to 3,000 traffic cases in Vermont may be affected by the state Judicial Bureau’s outdated computer system, essentially causing the Green Mountain State to temporarily stop prosecuting one of its most common crimes.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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