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SoCal Judge Sticks With Impounded Cars Ruling

Late last month, a Superior Court judge in California, Terry Green, stood by a ruling that restricted a Los Angeles Police Department policy which would make it less difficult for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars. According to Green, the … Continue reading

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New York Creates Special Texting Zones

In an effort to further decrease distracted driving in his state, a few weeks ago New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of dedicated “texting zones” along the state’s highways and the New York State thruway. These are special … Continue reading

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New Jersey to Add Anti-Texting Warning Signs to State Roads

Under the terms of some recently-enacted legislation, the state of New Jersey will be adding signs to state roads, informing drivers that texting while driving isn’t allowed in the Garden State. Specifically the bill in question requires the Department of … Continue reading

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Kentucky: Don’t Drink and Tailgate?

If you live in Kentucky, you might want to be extra careful about drinking alcohol at any tailgating events during this college football season, especially if you’re under age. Why? Because employees of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Division are … Continue reading

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Hawaii Latest State to Ban Texting While Driving

The state of Hawaii has become the latest to ban texting behind the wheel, becoming the 40th to do so, when Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill into law late last month. The ban goes into effect on July 1, … Continue reading

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NC Bill Aims to Improve School Bus Safety

Late last month, legislators in North Carolina made plans to implement stiffer penalties for drivers who fail to stop for school buses that are dropping off or picking up students. A bill that was approved by a unanimous vote in … Continue reading

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NoDak Governor Approving Stronger DUI Penalties

It’s no secret that even one DUI will make your insurance rates go up, if not worse, but the North Dakota legislature, supported by their governor, feels that current penalties simply aren’t enough. To that end, North Dakota lawmakers have … Continue reading

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