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Stories with subject: Driving laws and regulations
  • Police: Full impact of Austin's hands-free law still unclear 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 12:26 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Austin police say it's still too early to determine the full impact the city's ban on cellphone use while driving is having on traffic crashes.

  • Volusia County beach-driving ban ups property values 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 3:08 pm

    DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - Daytona Beach is famous for allowing drivers to cruise its sand-packed shoreline, but real estate experts say getting cars off the beach could raise property values.

  • Woman charged in fatal crash violates driving ban 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 4:08 am

    RED BUD, Illinois - A southern Illinois judge has increased the bond for a 20-year-old woman caught driving with a suspended license while awaiting trial for reckless homicide.

  • Arizona driver's licenses for DREAMers back in court 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 9:19 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - An attorney for the state of Arizona ran into pointed questions from appeals court judges during a hearing on the state's now-reversed policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants.

  • Some Indiana lawmakers unaware of cellphone ban amendment 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 3:37 pm

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Young people in Indiana weren't the only ones caught off guard by an amendment to a state law that banned the use of cellphones for all drivers under age 21.

  • Teen truckers? Bill would drop big-rig driver age to 18 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Parents may hesitate to hand teens the keys to the family car, but Congress is proposing to allow drivers as young as 18 to get behind the wheel of big rigs on the nation's interstates

  • New Delaware law allows immigrant driving cards 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:19 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation allowing certain people living in the U.S. illegally to gain driving privileges in Delaware.

  • New laws taking effect Wednesday impact drivers, smokers 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:59 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana drivers only have to renew their licenses every six years beginning Wednesday, but they'll have to pay more when they buy a car or seek a copy of their driving record.

  • New laws on rape charges, slowpoke drivers taking effect 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:56 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The religious objections law that sparked national threats to boycott Indiana is the most high-profile state statute taking effect Wednesday. But several dozen other laws - from enabling charges in older rape cases to targeting slow drivers - also are officially going on the books.

  • Mississippi bans text-and-drive, repeals inspection sticker 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:16 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Several new laws in Mississippi will affect people's everyday lives, including their driving habits. Here's a look at some proposals approved by the Legislature during the 2015 session and signed into law by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant: