New DMV laws took effect last month

DMV reminds us of several laws that took effect in January. Most notable is that it is now illegal for teens to text while driving, even on a hands-free device.

DMV Employee Takes Bribes To Issue 100 Fraudulent Licenses

Jeffrey Bednarek, a former drive examiner in the El Cajon branch of the California DMV, pleaded guilty to accepting $50,000 in bribes to issue more than 100 fraudulent driver licenses. He will be sentenced April 25. Apparently Bednarek was part of a wider scheme operating across Southern California.

DMV Tries to Explain Why It Needs a Year to Plan Undocumented Licenses

Most of you who have been reading this blog know that California recently passed A.B.60 which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver licenses. When DMV announced it would need a year to complete the design for the new license, the Sacramento Business Journal thought that was typical of government bureaucracy. Well, DMV spokesman Armando Botello attempted to explain what DMV really meant by the year.