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

Auto Insurance News 2014

New DMV program gets off to rocky start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new pilot program at the Department of Motor Vehicles has gotten off to a rocky start. The program, called Join the Line, started two months ago. It allows users to get a “virtual number” online and set a place in line. Once signed in, it estimates wait times.

Source: WLRN-TV

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Immigrant driver’s license hopefuls jam Colorado DMV website on 1st days

DENVER — Colorado’s Department of Motor Vehicles is scrambling to fix its appointment website after being overwhelmed by noncitizens seeking driver’s licenses.

Source: Dailyjournal.net

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Many Question Standard Presumptive Value For Used Cars

CORPUS CHRISTI – Paying sales tax on a used car bought from a private party used to be based primarily on the “honor system”. If you bought a vehicle from another individual, you would go to the courthouse, tell a clerk what you paid for it, and that amount is what you were taxed on. But an abundance of people lying about the amount they paid prompted lawmakers to do away with the old system. Nowadays, a computer comes up with the amount you have to pay taxes on.

It’s called the “Standard Presumptive Value”.

Source: Kristv.com

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Chronic I-95 Congestion Being Addressed

Interstate 95 pumps some 140,000 vehicles through the Fredericksburg area each day, and any disruption on it can lead to problems throughout the region. Area police and emergency responders have dealt with the issue for decades, but now they’re using new planning methods and technology to keep up with the challenge of working and clearing crash scenes in an area now infamous for traffic congestion.

Source: fredericksburg.com

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Highland Park, Allen designs among poor-selling Texas license plates at risk of being pulled

Highland Park’s “Go Scots” license plate was envisioned as a symbol of school pride. But the specialty blue-and-yellow tag has sold so poorly over the past two years, the state may throw it out.

Also at risk of being yanked: Allen’s eagle-embossed school plate and others featuring Dr. Pepper soda, the Fort Worth Zoo, the Coppell Cowboys and Texas Motor Speedway.

Source: Dallas Morning News

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More Virginia vets eligible for driving program

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says more veterans are now eligible for the state’s Troops to Trucks program. The program helps military personnel about to leave service or new veterans obtain a Virginia commercial driver’s licenses and assists with their civilian job searches.

Source: Washington Post

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Texans will no longer need inspection stickers

Come next March, Texas drivers will no longer be required to have an inspection sticker on their windshield. However, vehicles will still be required to get inspected.

Source: Thepittsburggazette.com

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