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Driving Study: Male Teens Better Than Older Men, Sports Aid Skills

A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers’ skills and four factors. Instructors from a Los Angeles driving school rated students’ driving skills on a scale of 1 to 4, and the researchers analyzed the results based on these …

Iowa Drivers Can Download Licenses on Smartphones in 2018

Iowa residents should be able to start downloading their driver’s licenses onto their smartphones by late next year, according to state officials. The Iowa Department of Transportation conducted a pilot program with about 100 state employees who used state-issued iPhones …

‘No Smile’ License Policy Has New Jersey Drivers Frowning

Smile and the world smiles with you – unless you’re having your driver’s license renewed. It’s been three years since New Jersey instituted its “no smiling” policy for driver’s license photos – a measure designed to make life easier for …

Arizona Extends Wait for Retaking Drivers License Test

People who fail Arizona’s written or road tests for a driver’s license will have to wait longer before they can retake either test. The Motor Vehicle Division says safety was the motivation for its decision to increase the wait time …

Louisiana High Court Strikes Down Immigrant Driver Law

The Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down a state law that made it a crime for people who aren’t U.S. citizens to drive here without carrying proof of their immigration status. The divided court ruled Tuesday that the state law …

Missouri Driver’s License Photo Biometrics Plan in Limbo

Missouri appears to have slowed work on a high-tech computer program that would conduct a biometric analysis of photos taken for state driver’s licenses and identification cards. The Associated Press has obtained an email sent last week from the manager …

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Hubby Rejects Plea Deal

The husband of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member Teresa Giudice intends to fight charges of using documents belonging to his brother to get a driver’s license. Giuseppe Giudice, who is known as Joe, pleaded not guilty in Paterson …

Maine Teens May Face Tough New License Requirements

If teenagers think it’s tough to get a driver’s license now, just wait. Maine’s secretary of state is spearheading an effort to develop new rules that would make it harder and more time-consuming for teenagers to get their licenses. Some …

Florida Driver’s License Revocations Spike

The number of Floridians who have had their driver’s licenses revoked because they are deemed physically or mentally unfit has more than doubled in the last decade. State figures show the main reasons many lose driving privileges are related to …

Arizona’s Lax Driver-Test Rules Lure Foreigners

Arizona has become a magnet for foreigners who find it easier to get a driver’s license than in the states where they live. It’s a development that’s raising public-safety and national-security concerns. Arizona has more permissive rules than any other …