Tag Archives: driver license

Some DMV FAQs for you

Each month, Street Smarts receives a newsletter from the DMV featuring frequently asked questions. Here are some interesting tidbits you probably didn’t know: In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that allows undocumented California residents to obtain a driver … Continue reading

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A day in the life of the Santa Cruz Area CHP office

Unless you have a police scanner or have a friend or relative in law enforcement, it can be difficult to imagine what its like being out on patrol. The following is a day in the life of the Aptos CHP … Continue reading

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Victims of identity theft should contact the DMV

If you’ve been a victim of identity theft, the DMV is there to help. Here are some tips from Ask George, the agency’s transportation column: Immediately contact the DMV to report the problem. It’s best to make an appointment to … Continue reading

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Renewing your driver’s license when you are in the military

If you are in the military serving overseas and your California driver license has expired, no sweat. The DMV automatically extends the life of your license until you return home to the Golden State and can visit your local office … Continue reading

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Don’t decline a DUI test

Today’s blog topic comes courtesy of the DMV’s weekly Ask George column. Q: Can you refuse to participate in a breathalyzer test after being pulled over by a police officer who suspects you’ve been drinking and driving? A: Yes, but … Continue reading

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Firefighters no longer need a commercial license to drive fire engines and truck

The process to become a firefighter who can drive the company vehicles has gotten easier. In January, Assembly Bill 1648 allows firefighters to drive fire trucks and engines with any class driver license, excluding a motorcycle only license, as long … Continue reading

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Renewing your driver license when you’re not in town

If you are on a work or school assignment out of state and your driver license expires during that time, plus requires you to renew in person, you have options. This week’s edition of “Ask George,” the DMV’s weekly transportation … Continue reading

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