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    Rejected License Plates: These Car Tags Were Too Vulgar to Be Seen on Mississippi Roads

    We've all seen them — personalized license plates that make a vehicle stand out or draw attention to the driver. But there are unique combinations of seven letters and numbers that we will never see. That's because the Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles determines them to be too offensive. The Clarion Ledger wanted to know more about these rejected plates — how the decisions are made and what the requests were. Here's what we found. Read the article at clarionledger.com.


    Virginia DMV Updates and Celebrates Employees with Monthly Newsletter

    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases a monthly employee newsletter to highlight events, achievements, and upcoming projects. Included are photos from past events, a message from the commissioner, new opportunities within the DMV, milestones, crash fatality statistics, positive customer feedback, and much more. Read the newsletter here.


    Upgraded Driver's License & ID Cards Will Protect Vermonters Identity (Vermont)

    The next time you go to the DMV you will likely notice a big change when it comes to your license or ID card. The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is giving the method of how they prepare your license or ID card a major upgrade-- for the sake of protecting your personal information. The rollout started Tuesday at the DMV in Rutland...Commissioner Wanda Minoli told us, the days of printing your license or ID card is a thing of the past because of how easy it has become to make a fake ID. She explains there are five layers, and each layer has its own security feature. 'Things that I can identify and highlight is that the signature is a raised signature.' Along with the driver's license number...Another noticeable change, the DMV will no longer ask a person's sex. Rather their gender. Read the article at mychamplainvalley.com.


    Low Levels of THC in Marijuana Don't Increase Crashes While Driving, Study Finds

    Smoking marijuana containing low levels of the drug's main psychoactive ingredient does not increase most drivers' risk of a crash even though Canada's impaired-drug laws would penalize them, says the lead investigator of a study that analyzed THC amounts in the blood samples of more than 3,000 people who were injured behind the wheel. Dr. Jeffrey Brubacher, associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia, said the findings apply to THC levels of less than five nanograms per millilitre of blood. Brubacher, a toxicologist who is also an emergency room physician at Vancouver General Hospital, said blood samples taken between 2010 and 2016 at seven trauma centres as part of clinical care were used for a broad spectrum of analysis measuring THC, other recreational drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and amphetamines, as well as sedating medication. Read the article at thestar.com.


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