George Valverde

Ask the DMV: How do I buy a car from another state?

Q: I am a California resident, but would like to purchase a new vehicle in Oregon. What do I need to know before purchasing a vehicle from out-of-state? A: If you are a Californ ...

Ask the DMV: You can protest the denial of your driving privilege

Q: I recently received a notice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles advising me that there is intent to take action against my driving privilege. Am I able to contest ...

Ask the DMV: Need your driving record? Find an office and come in

Q: I need a printout of my driving record for a job application, can I get one online? A:The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers several online services and they are al ...

Ask the DMV: Dad wants to show the love with personalized license plates

Q: I just bought a car for my daughter’s 16th birthday and would like to purchase personalized license plate with a heart symbol to read “Love Dad.” How do I go about purch ...

Ask the DMV: License plates are needed on the front and back

Q: I have a new Corvette and have not put plates on the front. How can I get an exemption from the law that requires two plates (front and back) on all vehicles? If I were to get ...

Ask the DMV: Why can't I take driver test right away after failing it the first time?

Q: I took my behind the wheel driving test recently and failed. I immediately understood my error and asked if I could take the test again the same day. The examiner told me I coul ...

Ask the DMV: What new laws affect DUI offenders?

Q: Can you give more information about the new laws that will be enforced for driving under the influence offenders? A:The Ignition Interlock Device law took effect on July 1, 2 ...

Ask the DMV: For up-to-the-minute DMV news, just give us a ‘tweet’

Q: I’m a young business professional and I am just starting to get into social media. Does the DMV have a Twitter account?A: Yes, the DMV has joined Twitter to enhance its co ...

Ask the DMV: DMV does plenty to protect your identity

Q: In what ways does the DMV protect consumers against identity theft? A: Identification cards are a major target of identity fraud. Since the California Department of Motor Vehicl ...

Ask the DMV: Test senior’s driving skills at the DMV’s Web site

Q: My mother is 65 years old and I am not exactly sure if she is a fit driver. Is there a test she can take online that will determine if she is still fit to drive? A: The Californ ...

Ask the DMV: Can’t drive anymore? Turn in your license for ID card

Q: I’m a senior citizen and recently lost the ability to drive due to medical complications. Where can I find information on acquiring an identification card? Is there a fee ...

Ask the DMV: Pedestrians have the right of way at intersections

Q: I commute to work downtown, and there are always people crossing the streets at street corners where there are no crosswalks. Do pedestrians always have the right of way in this ...

Ask the DMV: Understanding what makes a legal U-turn

Q: Is it permissible to make a U-turn when the center lane is marked on both sides by two yellow painted lines — inner line broken, outer line solid? The California Driver Ha ...

Ask the DMV: What registration does your camping trailer need?

Q: I have a trailer I use for camping. How does DMV determine if my trailer should be registered?A: It will depend on the length and width of your trailer. Camp trailers (those whi ...

Ask the DMV: Make sure Fido’s secure before hitting the road

Q: I really enjoy spending the weekends at the beach walking my dog. While driving there, what is the proper protocol for having an animal in my car?A: This is a great question. Ma ...