Demanding bail for traffic trials happens all across California.
Let’s say you get a ticket for running a stop sign, but you know you didn’t to it. You go to court and ask the clerk or judge for a trial so you can put the officer to their proof. In most California courts, you will be asked to post “bail” before they will give you your day in court.
Though … Read More
A DMV hearing officer guilty of accepting $5,000 in bribes was sentenced yesterday to three months in federal prison. Alva Benavidez, 51, a Mission Valley branch DMV hearing officer guilty by plea in February in a San Diego federal court of one count of conspiracy to accept bribes, will serve six months of house arrest after her custody time.
Benavidez was a hearing officer whose responsibilities included determining whether motorists … Read More
Zero tolerance bans on drinking and driving are underway in both Argentina and Uruguay.
Zero tolerance laws make it illegal to drive with any measurable alcohol in the body. In the United States, zero tolerance laws apply only to motorists under 21 years of age or on DUI probation.
On April 29, incoming Uruguayan President Tabaré Vásquez announced he would seek to significantly reduce the permissible blood-alcohol level for drivers. … Read More
A recent study released by Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications suggests women more likely in accidents than men, by 3.1%. The study was actually published a couple of weeks ago, and for the first time, cited numbers provided by the Taiwanese National Police Agency.
Of the nation’s 7.23 million males with driver’s licenses, 10.2 percent had gotten into accidents. Of the 5.3 million licensed women, 13.3 percent had been … Read More
A driverless semi is still years from production, but German automaker Daimler Trucks unveiled a working model today in Nevada. The driverless semi traveled (albeit with a driver steering) the length of the Hoover Dam.
Nevada, which issued a full license for the truck, aims to be a national leader in driverless vehicles. “We are really showing that we’re at the cradle of innovation,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday … Read More
Child support suspensions of New Jersey driver’s licenses were challenged last Friday by a class action lawsuit filed in the New Jersey Superior Court. The suit challenges the practice of imposing child support suspensions of driver’s licenses on parents behind on support payments, claiming the automatic suspensions are unconstitutional and contrary to the “clearly expressed legislative intent.”
“New Jersey is the only state in the country that suspends license in … Read More