Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of April 7th 2014

Auto Insurance News 2014

Tesla Motors in Running for Electric Car Record

Think it’s possible to drive across the country in a car without needing to stop for gas? If you were powered by electricity you could, and it wouldn’t cost you a cent. Now, if you could only find the same deal on car insurance.
Source: Freeway Insurance
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DMV program gives military drivers chance to waive commercial vehicle test in South Carolina

South Carolina is making it easier for military men and women who drove military trucks and are hanging up their uniforms to get a civilian driver’s license for commercial vehicles.
Source: The Republic
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Audit: FL’s electronic motor vehicle system needs security improvements

A newly released audit of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ electronic processing system raises some serious red flags.
Source: FloridaWatchdog.org
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New Red License Plates for State and Local Government Emergency Response Vehicles

The Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing the first New York State emergency management red license plates for vehicles registered to State agencies and political subdivisions such as counties, cities, towns, and villages.
Source: Brooklyn News Corp
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OnStar to speed up notification of locations for stolen vehicles in Detroit

The Police Department is getting help in its efforts to crackdown on carjackers. On Wednesday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced collaboration with General Motors’ OnStar subsidiary that is aimed at saving time and streamlining the process for locating stolen cars and vehicles that have the on-board tracking system.
Source: The Detroit News
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Saratoga County DMV to relocate office within Wilton Mall

The Saratoga County Department of Motor Vehicles office will be moving to a different part of the Wilton Mall this summer.
Source: The Daily Gazette
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Dewey Beach Combats Unlicensed Cabs

Dewey Beach police are cracking down on unlicensed cab drivers. A taxi must be registered through the Department of Motor Vehicles to legally pick up passengers. According to Sgt. Cliff Dempsey, the number of unlicensed cabs in Dewey Beach is very high.
Source: WBOC.com
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DMV announces the Parent’s Supervised Driving Program

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) launched an innovative new program April 3 designed to prevent one of the major causes of death and injury for teen drivers: inexperience.
Source: LaCrosseTribune.com
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NHTSA Rules Back Up Cameras Mandatory In New Cars

Cars being sold in the United States must come equipped with a backup camera by May 2018. Federal safety regulators finalized a rule requiring the installation of rear-view cameras Monday morning after years of delays. They believe the law will reduce the number of pedestrians killed each year when they are accidentally backed over.
Source: Aol Autos.com
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VW orders U.S. dealers to stop selling cars with new engine

Citing the risk of a leak in the transmission oil cooler, Volkswagen of America has ordered dealers in the United States to stop selling newer cars equipped with an automatic transmission and VW’s most common engine, the 1.8-liter EA888.
Source: Automotive News
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