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    State DMV Sells Over 150 9/11 Licence Plates in Under Three Days (New York)  

    The DMV has finally put the pedal to the metal — selling 168 of its new commemorative 9/11 license plates in less than three days, officials told The Post. 
    And that's before the DMV has even announced the patriotic plates, officials said. 'The plates are available, they are selling quickly, and scholarship money is being raised for the families of the victims of 9/11,' said DMV spokesman Tim O'Brien. Read the article at nypost.com.

     

    Ontario Redesigns Driver's Licence Cards to Prevent Fraud, Identity Theft 

    The Ontario driver's licence is getting a facelift that the Progressive Conservative government said will help combat fraud and identity theft. Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek said Monday that the licence cards were last updated 12 years ago, more than double the industry standard time to refresh the identification cards. The design will shift from the current mix of blue and green to a look that is largely blue and white with the province's redesigned trillium logo. Yurek said the look of the card won't be dramatically different, but the change has more to do with enhanced security features that aren't readily apparent. Read the article at ottawa.ctvnews.ca.

     

    Drivers Fooled by Lookalike DMV Websites (Ohio)

    Next time you apply to renew your license plate tags, be careful how you do it. Lookalike BMV and DMV websites may be waiting to prey on your desire for convenience — just like they did to Brian Morgan, a local man who recently fell for a knockoff website...From a legal perspective, companies doing this are doing nothing wrong. They do provide a service by helping drivers renew their plates through their state. However, their informational service comes with a fee that you wouldn't have to pay if you went straight to the real website...The Better Business Bureau has a report only on Driversservices.org and gives it an 'F' rating with more than 100 complaints filed in the past year. Many of the complaints are from drivers like Morgan who thought they were on their state's official site. Read the article at wcpo.com.

     

    Safe Roads: '10 and 2' Driving Is No Longer a Rule of the Road

    One of our viewers heard the old '10 and 2' advice on our airwaves and brought it to my attention. Ken, a driving instructor, sent this email. 'Ever since airbags became more common the safety training is hands at 9 and 3... It was changed because [it's] safer and [does] less harm from airbags when they go off.' Ken is absolutely right. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), keeping your hands at 10 and 2 could lead to serious cuts, bruises or broken bones and even amputations when that airbag launches toward you at more than 200 miles an hour. Your best bet is to locate those quarter hours on the clock and don't grip the steering wheel so tight. Keep the thumbs resting on the wheel instead of around it. Read the article at abc15.com.


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