Bill Would License 18-year-olds for Big Rigs

Bill Would License 18-year-olds for Big Rigs

According to Forbes magazine, truck driving is one of the country’s ten deadliest jobs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teens are the country’s deadliest drivers. And Congress will soon put them together if it passes a new rider to the federal highway construction bill.

True, teens are already able to drive big rigs within most states in the Union. Currently, however, federal law prevents them … Read More

DMV Employee Admits to Taking Bribes

DMV Employee Admits to Taking Bribes

The Orange County Register is reporting that a former DMV employee last Friday admitted to accepting bribes in return for giving out California driver’s licenses. Jose Alberto Carrillo pleaded guilty to felony counts of altering public documents and computer access and fraud. He was sentenced to three years of formal probation and 40 hours of community service.

The charges stem from two bribes Carrillo took in May and June of … Read More

DMV to Speed Licensing of Undocumented Drivers

DMV to Speed Licensing of Undocumented Drivers

California’s controversial A.B.60 licensing program–allowing undocumented motorists to obtain valid driver’s licenses–is experiencing the problems of success. Six months into the new law, the DMV has received about 642,000 applications and issued about 341,000 driver’s licenses. The influx of applications has caused a backlog across the state.

New procedures, however, promise to streamline the process and speed up the approval. Recently DMV has expanded the number of acceptable documents applicants … Read More

DMV Accepts More Documents for AB60 Licenses

DMV Accepts More Documents for AB60 Licenses

DMV has made it easier for motorists to get licenses under the so-called undocumented motorist program established by Assembly Bill 60. As of June 30, 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will begin accepting:

  • California residency documents that are issued by any government within the U.S., not just the federal government.
  • Consular cards from Colombia and Ecuador. (The Colombia Consular Card was added to the list of accepted documents
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Amnesty Coming for California Traffic Tickets

Amnesty Coming for California Traffic Tickets

Much has been written (and here and here) about the amnesty bill kicking around the California Legislature that would reduce the amount California motorist have to pay to reinstate their driver’s licenses following an unpaid traffic ticket. Apparently the amnesty provisions have been incorporated into the budget bill that Governor Brown is expected to sign in the coming days. If passed, it will go into effect October 1, 2015.… Read More