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Florida House Approves Text-While-Driving Ban

On Wednesday, May 1, the Florida House of Representatives passed, in a 110-6 vote, it’s version of a law that would ban texting while operating a motor vehicle, but the legislation may not be enacted as it stands, because the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Legislature Votes Down Texting While Driving Ban…Again

While almost every other state in the country is passing laws banning texting while driving, the Oklahoma legislature has managed to not pass it for the third time this session. The most recent attempt to ban behind-the-wheel texting came in … Continue reading

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Washington State Considers Harsher DUI Penalties

Washington state Governor, Jay Inslee, working with a bipartisan group of state lawmakers, has announced a plan to make changes to the state’s existing laws governing drunk and impaired driving. Among the new penalties would be the requirement of arresting … Continue reading

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SD Bans Personal Golf Carts at State Fair

It’s not common knowledge, but golf carts are among the special vehicles that require insurance policies when they’re used outside of designated areas, just like ATVs and other off-road vehicles. Insurance, however, is not the issue for officials of the … Continue reading

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Texas Makes Fleeing an Accident More Costly

Most drivers know that a significant portion of their insurance premium pays for their un/underinsured motorist coverage – the coverage that kicks in if you’re the victim of a hit-and-run, or if you’re in an accident with another driver who … Continue reading

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MN Legislature Considers Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

The subject of whether or not undocumented immigrants should be allowed to obtain drivers licenses is hotly contested in various states throughout the country, but Minnesota state Senator Bobby Joe Champion (D – Minneapolis) has sponsored a bill that would … Continue reading

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South Dakota Senate Passes Texting Ban

The South Dakota state Senate voted earlier today to ban typing, sending, or reading text messages while operating a motor vehicle, but drivers will still be able to make and receive voice calls from their phones, or use hands-free devices … Continue reading

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