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Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of February 10th 2014

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Tax collector now offers full-service appointments online
In Scott Randolph’s continued commitment to streamline and modernize services, the Orange County Tax Collector’s office has expanded its online appointment system to include all functions of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Source: The West Orange Times
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Nevada DMV Responds to Increased Wait Times With New Notification Program
Wait times at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles in Reno have doubled since the first of the year. There are a number of reasons for the long waits, but a new program could help customers deal with the delays.
Source: Capital Public Radio News
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SaaS solution drives improvements at Michigan DMVs
For most people, a day spent waiting in line at the department of motor vehicles ranks just above spending the day at the dentist. To help improve efficiency, a company called Qless has developed a way to move transactions along and thus improve customer service and speed payments to states.
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Key Indiana senator says he believes tighter regulations on scooters might win approval
The chairman of the Indiana Senate’s transportation committee says he believes a proposal to tighten regulations on motorized scooters could gain legislative approval.
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Rep your city while you drive
If you’ve been looking for a way to spice up your tags in a Texas way, you’re in luck thanks to a new vanity plate auction being held by the Department of Motor Vehicles. For the first time, “LA PORTE” and “BAYTOWN” will be available to the public, along with 18 other American city vanity plates.
Source: Houston Chronicle
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Autism Tennessee works to have autism awareness license plate added to registry
The Tennessee Autism community needs help getting the state’s first Autism Awareness license plate printed. One-thousand copies are required to be pre-sold before the plate can be added to the Department of Motor Vehicles lineup.
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DMV launches new mobile CDL drivers practice test app
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is introducing a commercial driver license (CDL) practice test application. This new mobile app allows drivers studying for the CDL knowledge test to use their smartphones to test themselves and stay sharp and up-to-date on basic commercial driver safety. DMV notes that using the mobile app should not be viewed as a substitute for studying the recently updated Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s Manual.
Source: La Crosse Tribune
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Alabama’s ‘Act of God’ rule provides some protection for storm-related wrecks
Watching your car slam into another vehicle is the first sight that stops your heart. Then comes the concerns that your car insurance rates may go up. The good news: Alabama’s “Act of God” rule prohibits insurance companies from cancelling or not renewing your policy due to a weather-related accident.
Source: WBRC TV
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Boise House Rep. Erpelding Wants Idaho to Offer Online Voter Registration
Erpelding outlined his proposal to have the Idaho Secretary of State’s office develop an online portal that is “enjoined” with the Department of Motor Vehicles, in order to verify signatures and streamline voter registration.
Source: Boise Weekly
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