A quarter million California drivers will lose access to carpool lanes on January 1st

A quarter million California drivers will lose access to carpool lanes on January 1st

Starting January 1st, all white and green carpool lane stickers are expiring in California. Here’s how this will affect you. The new law will affect 220,000 California drivers who have white and green carpool lane stickers. Will your car be affected? If you’ve driven in and around California metro areas, from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, you know that traffic is a massive problem. Transportation planners have spent a lot of time building HOV (high-occupancy vehicle), or carpool, lanes to help reward folks who have multiple passengers, electric vehicles, or plug-in hybrids. This entire policy is changing starting on January 1st, 2019, and here’s how it could affect you. Zero-emission vehicles and plug-in hybrids bought before 2017 will no longer have access to carpool lanes. In 1999, zero-emission vehicles were first allowed to use HOV lanes with an original expiration date of 2008; this was to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly vehicles. The original expiration date kept being extended and the final...
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What are the chances you’ll pass your California road test?

What are the chances you’ll pass your California road test?

We studied driver's test pass rates across 12 of the most popular DMV's in California. Here's what we found. Passing the California DMV road test (or behind-the-wheel test) on the first try is not easy. While being a good driver is the most important thing, there are a lot of other factors that come in to play. We've taken a look at our data to see which DMV's have the highest (and lowest) pass rates and the results were surprising... What matters on the road test? Before we take you through our top 12 list, a few important notes on what you should focus on when preparing for your California behind-the-wheel test. When it comes to passing your DMV road test, practice and experience is the most important factor. You should know what's on the test and how it's scored. Here's our post on The Top 5 Mistakes People Make on Their Road Test we definitely recommend. However, the scoring is still subjective to some degree and...
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Why is the wait for a California DMV appointment so long?

Why is the wait for a California DMV appointment so long?

  Most people dread going to the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) and avoid it as long as humanly possible. Even if you decide to make a California DMV appointment, chances are you may have to wait weeks, if not months, for that appointment. Here is data we have on appointment trends that will help you save time when you book your next DMV appointment. And if you remember one thing from this post, book an appointment, there's no excuse. Consider even express appointments options if you're in a pinch. What our California DMV appointment data reveals... We recently booked our 1000th California DMV appointment for folks looking to take driving tests, renew licenses, or register vehicles - like you! Our YoGov data team wanted to better understand just how long people had to wait for an appointment at the DMV.   🎈 2018 update: Here are the latest wait times for an DMV appointment online.   By now, we know that most California residents have learned that booking...
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The Longest DMV Wait Times in California

The Longest DMV Wait Times in California

There can be quite a bit of confusion and misinformation with walk-in wait times at California DMV's: just when is the best time to visit? And how long can the waits actually be? We decided to crunch the numbers to understand exactly how long people have to wait at when walking into DMV's across California. We put together charts that help explain this based on thousands of wait times collected from 11/28 to 12/2 in 2016. Here's what we learned. Be sure to read to the end to learn how to cut down on your DMV wait times completely. Also, above all else, book an appointment to cut down on your wait time! Yes, California DMV wait times can be over 3 hours Of the thousands of average California DMV wait times we collected throughout the week at around 40 California DMV locations, we can confidently say this: There are some very unfortunate wait times. In the chart below, we put together the longest 20...
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Real-Time DMV Wait Times

Real-Time DMV Wait Times

Want real-time wait times for the California DMV offices? Select the California DMV office you're interested in to find out the average wait times with and without an appointment. If you can wait, we strongly recommend making an appointment so you can save up to 2-3 hours of wait time. Our express appointment service also helps you get an appointment within 3-4 weeks for a small fee, saving you time.   How Quickly Do You Need To Go To the DMV?  ✅ Today? Check out wait time averages. You might be waiting several hours. ✅ Within a few days? Check out our line concierge service to save you 3-4 hours of waiting ✅ Within a few weeks? Book an express appointment (most popular) so you skip the line entirely. Bay Area DMV Wait Times Oakland Claremont DMV Wait Time Oakland - Coliseum DMV Wait Time San Francisco DMV Wait Time San Mateo DMV Wait Time Daly City DMV Wait Time Hayward DMV Wait Time Redwood City DMV Wait Time Fremont DMV Wait Time Pleasanton DMV Wait Time Santa Clara DMV Wait Time San Jose DMV Wait...
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Ultimate Guide to Renewing CA Driver’s License

Ultimate Guide to Renewing CA Driver’s License

Everything you need to know about your California Driver License Renewal Wondering what you need and how you can renew your California Driver's License? Read on! Here are some basic facts on your driver's license: Your California drivers license expires every 5 years on your birthday (or the date you're legally authorized to stay in USA until) You can renew your California driver's license up to 60 days before expiration - the California DMV will mail you a renewal notice 2 months before the expiration You cannot renew your license once the expiration date has passed You can renew your driver's license online, in-person or by mail depending on the status of your driver's license (valid, expired, lost) and your age - each renewal process is outlined below How do you renew your driver’s license online? You are eligible for online renewal if you: Hold a valid driver's license that is expiring within 3 days Not changing your address Have your SSN on file with the California DMV ...
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