Self-driving Cars Set to Lower Insurance Rates

Self-driving Cars Set to Lower Insurance Rates

Self-driving cars are becoming more acceptable to American motorists, according to a survey last October of 1,500 U.S. drivers. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said it was “likely” or “very likely” they would buy a semi-autonomous vehicle for some of their driving.

It has already been documented that self-driving cars will lower insurance rates, in much the way as having anti-lock brakes or being an accident-free driver. What was … Read More

Undocumented Drivers Face 6 Months’ Wait

Undocumented Drivers Face 6 Months’ Wait

Undocumented drivers in Illinois are facing wait times of up to six months–just to get an appointment. Others are driving hours to find an office that can help them more quickly. The Illinois General Assembly passed the undocumented drivers law back in 2012, hoping to license some of the quarter million undocumented residents estimated to live in the Prairie State.

Secretary of State Jesse White (whose office administers driver’s … Read More

Teen Driver Program Cuts Fatality Rate in Half

Teen Driver Program Cuts Fatality Rate in Half

A teen driver program that gradually gives teens full driving privileges is credited with reducing teen driver fatalities by 54.2% in Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 15 year olds must log 50 driving hours and nine months with a permit before taking the test for their license. After that, they are subject to further time-of-day and passenger restrictions.

The National Safety Council recommends a graduated driving programRead More

Transgender Teen Can Wear Makeup for License Photo

Transgender Teen Can Wear Makeup for License Photo

A transgender teen who was forced to remove her makeup for a driver’s license photo at the DMV in South Carolina will now be allowed to wear makeup like any other girl. The change in policy  comes with an apology as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed last year by Chase Culpepper, a 17-year-old girl who was born with male anatomy. The decisions highlights the importance of … Read More

William Paul, Son of Senator Rand Paul, Arrested for DUI

William Paul, Son of Senator Rand Paul, Arrested for DUI

William Paul, the son of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), was arrested for DUI last week, Beat DMV has learned. According to Police Spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts in Lexington, William Paul, 22, was cited last week for DUI after hitting a parked car. He was treated for minor injuries at the University of Kentucky hospital and released. According to the citation, Lexington police found Paul in the driver’s seat of … Read More