Tag: Department of Motor Vehicles

DMV Combats Fraudulent Disabled Parking Placard Usage With Awareness, Citations

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) ramped up enforcement efforts into the fraudulent use of disabled person parking placards, issuing 167 citations throughout the state in the month of March. During the #SaveTheSpace campaign, DMV investigators in 20 enforcement operations from Oroville to San Diego contacted over 2,000 drivers who had parked in disabled…

Don’t Risk A $1,000 Fine—DMV Wants You To #SaveTheSpace

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is attempting to curb the unauthorized use of disability parking placards with a new public awareness campaign called #SaveTheSpace. The focus of #SaveTheSpace is to remind people that misusing the placards is illegal, and that the price of punishment could be steep—offenders face a misdemeanor citation and fines…

Don’t Kick That Recall Notice to the Curb

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled 51.3 million automobiles in the United States.  That’s an all-time record and almost three times the number of cars that were sold during the year. These recalls included everything from defective ignition switches and steering wheels, to acceleration issues and worn out suspension parts. Auto…

Effective July: CA New Laws 2016

Governor Brown signed 807 new State laws for 2016. Many laws—including the increase in the minimum wage from $9 to $10 per hour, the mandate that 50 percent of the State’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030, and the prohibition of the sale of e-cigarettes to minors—went into effect on January 1. Some laws, however,…

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