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Handicap Parking Crackdown, DMV Cites Almost Two Dozen People

KMPH Fox 26 Fresno - March 25, 2014

Almost two dozen people accused of using handicapped parking placards, that don''t belong to them , are now in trouble.

 

California Mulls How to Regulate Driverless Cars

Associated Press - March 11, 2014

Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers.

 

New year, new DMV traffic laws
Innovative, specific road rules affect motorists, cyclists

The California Aggie – January 9, 2014

With the beginning of the new year, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has implemented new road rules for 2014.

 

Rolled–back odometers cost Americans $760 million yearly

NBC Today Show – December 9, 2013

TODAY’s team went undercover to watch a sting set up by investigators from California’s DMV.

 

How to prepare for the CA DMV written exam with your iPad

CNET – November 15, 2013

If you're about to take the DMV written exam in California and have an iPad, you can prepare for it with the interactive driver handbook.

DMV FACTS

As of: (1/1/13)

  • Licensed Drivers: 24,290,288
  • Licensed Teen Drivers: 866,582
    (16-19 year olds)
  • Registered Vehicles: 31,946,422
  • Registered Motorcycles: 832,304
  • Special Interest Plates: 403,206
  • Registered Off Highway Vehicles: 840,846
  • Disabled placards: 2,172,113
  • Registered hybrid vehicles: 585,329
  • Registered electric vehicles: 124,713
  • Licensed Auto Dealers in California:
    • Used vehicle dealers: 6,692
    • New vehicle dealers: 1,458

2012 Online transactions:

  • Online Vehicle Registrations (VR): 7,641,436
  • Online Driver License Renewals (DL): 733,876
  • Online ID Card Renewals: 33,524
  • Online Change of Address filings: 1,048,908
  • Online Notices of Release of Liability: 1,486,003
  • Online Personalized License Plate Reservations: 64,019
  • Online Vehicle Insurance Program: 593,751
  • Online VR/DL Record Requests: 222,070

2011 Online transactions:

  • Online Vehicle Registrations: 8,089,396
  • Online Driver License Renewals: 1,039,100
  • Online Change of Address filings: 992,859
  • Online Notice of Release filings: 1,287,393
  • Internet Plate Reservations: 60,984

2010 Online transactions:

  • Online Vehicle Registrations: 7,153,070
  • Online Driver License Renewals: 1,039,100
  • Online Change of Address filings: 992,859
  • Online Notice of Release filings: 1,287,393
  • Internet Plate Reservations: 60,984

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