0INK Vanity Plate Goes to Indiana High Court

0INK Vanity Plate Goes to Indiana High Court

An 0INK Vanity Plate was the central issue last Thursday before the Indiana Supreme Court. Greenfield police officer Rodney Vawter, represented in court by the American Civil Liberties Union, challenged the decision by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to revoke his 0INK Vanity Plate after three years of use. Officer Vawter said the 0INK Vanity Plate was a tongue-in-cheek reference to his job, but the BMV said it … 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

Feds Will Push Driverless Cars

Feds Will Push Driverless Cars

The United States Department of Transportation will push driverless cars, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said last week. He is expected to unveil the administration’s autonomous vehicle policy tomorrow in a speech in Silicon Valley. The DOT is expected to expedite the usually glacial federal rulemaking process for this technology and to remove barriers that typically slow innovation.

“We want to ensure that industry sees DOT as an agency that … Read More

Child Support Suspensions Challenged

Child Support Suspensions Challenged

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

MADD At Odds Over DUI Proposal

MADD At Odds Over DUI Proposal

April 21, 2014

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is objecting to an abstinence-based proposal that would let judges order twice-daily breath tests instead of ignition interlock devices for repeat DUI offenders. But the head of the National Sheriffs’ Association says the “24/7 Sobriety” model is a better way of keeping drunken drivers off the road for good.

MADD National Director Jan Withers on Friday asked Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley … Read More