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Do you know the difference between disable parking placards and plates? Or the color of disabled parking placards? We will breakdown disabled parking signs, symbols and colors for Texas drivers. Disabled Parking – Placards and ISA Plates Drivers with disabled placards and license plates have the ability to park their vehicle in any spot designated

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Cellphone Ban Coming to Austin Like several other cities in Texas, Austin has placed a cellphone ban on drivers. This week, the Austin City Council unanimously passed an ordinance which will ban hand-held cellphone use while driving or biking within city limits. This new ban will go into effect on January 1, 2015. In 2009, read more

School buses are one of the safest modes of transportation for children. Drivers should understand what the different signs and signals are on a school bus. School Buses are designed with overhead amber warning lights, red stop lights and a stop sign arm. School Bus Overhead Warning Lights Overhead amber warning lights are activated when read more

Traffic signals in Texas are present to direct the flow of traffic in an orderly manner. Drivers are required to obey traffic lights and traffic signals at all times. If a law enforcement officer is present, drivers should follow the direction of the officer. Officers have the authority to direct traffic accordingly even if what

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We break down some of your most asked questions regarding red light cameras. What is the purpose? Where does the money go? And so much more!

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DPS Fingerprinting The Texas Department of Public Safety quietly and discreetly enacted a new policy requiring any person applying for a Texas driver’s license or needing to obtain a renewal to provide all ten fingerprints. Previously DPS only required the fingerprint of a thumb or a person’s index finger should the thumbprint not available. According

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Learn how to conduct a vehicle title check and find out if the vehicle you are interested in purchasing has a clean title, been salvaged, rebuilt or previously damaged in a flood. By checking the title of a vehicle you will better protect yourself and your family.

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Driver Safety: Move Over and Slow Down

This week the Texas Department of Public Safety is placing special emphasis on adding tow trucks to the Driver Safety Move Over and Slow Down laws currently in place. Current law requires motorists to move over and/or slow down when emergency vehicles are stopped on the side of the road with their lights activated.

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Talking Urinal Cake Anyone?

The last time you walked into the men’s restroom at your local downtown bar, did you notice a woman’s voice asking you if you have had too much to drink?

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4th of July Road Trip, Family and Fun

Fireworks, barbecues, family, friends, lakes, rivers and an all-around great time are in store for the upcoming July 4th holiday and you can bet the roadways will be extremely busy as we all head to our destinations. While most cautions this time of year are focused on firework safety and the dangers of wildfires, you might be surprised to learn that the July 4th holiday is the deadliest for auto accidents.

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