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Driver's Test for Elderly

Driver’s License Renewal for Senior Citizens

The process for driver’s license renewal for senior citizens in California now involves a written test.   For those 70 and older, they must take a written exam.

Several senior citizens agree with the entire process.  For people 70 or older, many of the traffic laws keep changing, so it’s important to stay up to date with the rules of the road.  Additionally, many worry that symptoms of old age, such as memory loss, greatly inhibit senior citizen’s driving ability.

If a senior citizen fails on their first three tries, then they need to pay the renewal fee again.  Afterwards, they will receive three more attempts.

Several driving classes and courses are available to help senior citizens pass this exam.  To read more, please visit the KMIR News website: http://www.kmir.com/story/26431758/license-renewal-process-for-senior-drivers

California Fake ID

Man Accused of Identity Fraud with Fake ID

A man in California was caught trying to purchase a $12,000 watch using a fake ID.  Luckily, the employee was able to catch the culprit before he was able to complete his purchase.  The man faces charges of identity fraud, forgery, theft by deception and access device fraud.

To read the full article, please visit the Centre daily Times website.

Driver's license Checkpoint

DUI Checkpoint in Fairfield

There will be a DUI checkpoint today in Fairfield, California.  The exact location is undisclosed, but will take place some time between 8:30pm to 1 am.

Drivers can expect to be stopped and receive a sobriety test if they are believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Any violation will result in an immediate arrest.  If your license is invalid, you can expect to also receive a citation or even have your vehicle impounded.

To learn more, please visit the Crime Beat website.

DUI-Checkpoint

DUI Checkpoint in Bakersfield

On Friday and Saturday, the Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints.

These driver’s license checkpoints are becoming more and more frequent, especially in California.  The goal is to reduce the amount of drunk driving incidents on the roads.  The DUI checkpoints have proved to be a good use of funds for police departments and greatly reduce the risk of driving-impaired accidents.

Funding for these checkpoints are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

To read more, please visit the 23ABCNews website.

martin police department

DUI / Drivers License Checkpoint in San Martin

According to the Martinez Gazette, the Martin Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint today at an undisclosed location between the hours of 7pm and 2:30am.

These types of checkpoints are becoming more and more prevalent across the US.  They have been proven to be an effective way of limiting the number of drug-related car crashes and injuries.  According to national statistics, impaired drivers killed almost 10,000 people last year.

If stopped, expect to have your driver’s license checked.  You may be asked to conduct a sobriety test if they suspect you of driving under the influence.

DUI checkpoints continue to be a valuable process being conducted by more and more departments across the country.  They are cost effective, a strong deterrent for drunk drivers, and help keep people safe.

To read more about the DUI checkpoint, please visit the Martinez News-Gazette website.

California - Feds reject design of driver's license

Fed rejects California’s design for Immigrant Driver’s License

The US Department of Homeland Security has rejected California’s initial design of its driver’s license for illegal immigrants.  According to officials, the design is not distinguishable enough from the official permit that is given to residents.

Although this represents another roadblock for granting illegal immigrants access to basic public benefits, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is unphased.  They plan to make edits to their initial design and move forward from there.

The proposed design that was rejected was different from the typical driver’s license in two ways.  Firstly, it had the initials DP for “driving privilege” instead of DL for “driver’s license”.  Secondly, the back of the ID had a disclaimer that said the license was not usable for federal purposes such as  boarding a plane.

Under the Real ID Act, license are required to have markings “to allow Federal officials to quickly determine whether a license or identification card may be acceptable for official purposes” including “accessing Federal facilities, boarding federally-regulated commercial aircraft or entering nuclear power plants.”  The initial design proposed by California did not meet these standards.

To read the full story, please visit the Los Angeles Times website.