California DMV Audit Ordered for Long Wait Times

California DMV Audit Ordered for Long Wait Times

A California DMV audit has been ordered by the governor for the ridiculous wait times reported by motorists at numerous DMV field offices across the state.

Based on a law practice that deals with DMV offices across California every day, we could add our own observations that we hope the audit addresses. First, the Mandatory Actions Unit frequently does not even answer its phone, dumping callers after navigating the long … Read More

Rodney Gould wins San Francisco DMV Appeal

Rodney Gould wins San Francisco DMV Appeal

The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco just overturned a DMV suspension for one of Mr. Gould’s motorist clients. In Miller v. Department of Motor Vehicles (May 2, 2018; A147050), a unanimous appellate panel agreed with Mr. Gould that the motorist’s arrest was illegal and that therefore, so was the suspension of his license.

In the wee hours of the morning of  July 31, 2014, CHP Officer Christopher … Read More

U.S. House Passes Sweeping Autonomous Car Bill

U.S. House Passes Sweeping Autonomous Car Bill

The U.S. House today unanimously approved a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles.

The bill now goes to the Senate and would allow automakers to obtain exemptions to deploy up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards in the first year, a cap that would rise to 100,000 vehicles annually over three years.… Read More

Veterans Commercial License Bill Advances in U.S. Senate

Veterans Commercial License Bill Advances in U.S. Senate

Veterans Commercial License application process is one step closer to being streamlined. The Jobs for Our Heroes Act passed the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation last week. It now goes to the full Senate for a vote.

Senators Laud the Bill

“Many servicemen and women [drove] large military vehicles and want to carry over that expertise into their civilian careers,” said Sen. Cornyn. “This legislation makes it easier

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Commercial Drivers’ California Residency Now Required

Commercial Drivers’ California Residency Now Required

Commercial drivers’ California residency is now required before a commercial license may be issued or renewed by the California DMV.

The new requirement became effective May 10, 2017, and came in the form of two regulations promulgated by the California DMV. Section 26.01 and 26.02 of Title 13 now require all commercial licensees to provide proof of American citizenship or lawful residency as well as domicile in California before DMV … Read More