Driver's Licenses http://wunc.org en More Teens Forego Driver's Licenses http://wunc.org/post/more-teens-forego-drivers-licenses <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>For many teenagers, one of the most anticipated rites of passage is getting a driver’s license. Many of us can remember counting down the days until we turned 16, envying our classmates who had earlier birthdays and who could get behind the wheel sooner.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:37:23 +0000 James Kaminsky 25655 at http://wunc.org More Teens Forego Driver's Licenses Johnston County Teens Hold Safe Driving Summit http://wunc.org/post/johnston-county-teens-hold-safe-driving-summit <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Johnston County teenagers will lead a discussion today aimed at stopping deadly crashes involving young drivers.&nbsp; Organizers of the <a href="http://www.johnstonnc.com/HR_DBM/summitreg/regselection.cfm?CFID=3015874&amp;CFTOKEN=29563048">Teen Driving Summit </a>will welcome students from 12 other counties to discuss safer driving practices among teens.&nbsp; Johnston County currently has the </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> highest number of deaths among high school-age drivers.&nbsp;</span></p><p><br>Lynda Carroll is with the county's Teen Driving Committee.&nbsp; She says the dialogue will focus on five areas of risky behavior behind the wheel. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 13987 at http://wunc.org Johnston County Teens Hold Safe Driving Summit NCDOT Does A U-Turn, No 'Pink' Licenses http://wunc.org/post/ncdot-does-u-turn-no-pink-licenses <p>The <a href="https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=7952">North Carolina Department of Transportation</a> has made an about face and is abandoning its controversial decision to add a bold pink stripe across the top of new driver licenses for young immigrants.&nbsp; A news release issued Thursday afternoon by the state DOT confirms that the Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing driver licenses on Monday, March 25, 2013 for immigrants qualifying under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.&nbsp; But the attached ‘final’ image of the driver license no longer has the pink stripe or the words ‘No Lawful Status’ printed in large type.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:15:10 +0000 Leoneda Inge 12450 at http://wunc.org NCDOT Does A U-Turn, No 'Pink' Licenses Undocumented And Driving Without A License http://wunc.org/post/undocumented-and-driving-without-license <p></p><p></p><p>There are thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in North Carolina, dreaming of going to the school of their choice, finding a good job and getting a driver’s license.&nbsp;&nbsp; Many of these ‘dreamers’ are waiting for official papers from the federal government after applying through the <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals">‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’</a> program. &nbsp;But in this state, they’re also waiting to find out for if their new legal status warrants a <a href="http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/22/17061005-pink-stripe-on-illegal-immigrants-drivers-licenses-considered-in-nc?lite">‘No Lawful Status’</a> banner stamped on their driver’s licenses. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:06:03 +0000 Leoneda Inge 12149 at http://wunc.org Undocumented And Driving Without A License McCrory And Tata Defend Creation Of Pink Licenses http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-and-tata-defend-creation-pink-licenses <p>Governor Pat McCrory took on a major state issue following a meeting Tuesday with several North Carolina mayors.&nbsp;&nbsp; McCrory's meeting with members of the Metro Mayors Coalition addressed issues that are critical to cities and towns trying to cope with sequestration, transportation issues and taxation.&nbsp; The Governor also answered questions on a hot legislative issue.&nbsp; He disagrees with immigrants' advocates who say pink driver's licenses are no more than a scarlet letter.</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:28:43 +0000 Gurnal Scott 11542 at http://wunc.org McCrory And Tata Defend Creation Of Pink Licenses House Democrats File Bill To Stop Pink Licenses http://wunc.org/post/house-democrats-file-bill-stop-pink-licenses <p>Some state House Democrats are speaking out against a move to create pink driver's licenses to identify young immigrants.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2013&amp;DocNum=807&amp;SeqNum=0">House Bill 184</a> would prohibit the state Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing the licenses to young people who are legally in this country under the federal <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals">Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals</a> program.&nbsp; The proposed licenses would have a pink strip at the top and Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:19:47 +0000 Gurnal Scott 11466 at http://wunc.org House Democrats File Bill To Stop Pink Licenses How Will The Sequester Impact North Carolina? http://wunc.org/post/how-will-sequester-impact-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;N</span>o grand bargain has been reached between the White House and Congress on a budget, leaving some North Carolinians wondering how&nbsp;hard the sequester will &nbsp;hit the state. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:00:51 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 11239 at http://wunc.org Non-Citizens To Get Different Driver's Licenses http://wunc.org/post/non-citizens-get-different-drivers-licenses <p>State DOT officials will issue redesigned driver's licenses later this year that will visually distinguish citizens from non-citizens.&nbsp;&nbsp; Immigrants here under the <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals" style="line-height: 1.5;">Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will notice their licenses will have the words "No Lawful Status" printed on them.&nbsp; State DOT spokeswoman Greer </span>Beaty<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says those words will be in a bar across the top that will differ from the blue on a norm Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:17:16 +0000 Gurnal Scott 10798 at http://wunc.org Non-Citizens To Get Different Driver's Licenses New Driving Laws Take Effect http://wunc.org/post/new-driving-laws-take-effect <p>Drivers will be subject to new laws taking effect today. Most involve licensing and license plates. One law adds a potential $100 penalty for having a license plate frame that covers important information on the plate. And commercial driver licenses will now expire after five years because of hazardous materials regulations. And more laws go into effect January 1st.</p><p>Marge Howell with the DMV says licensing laws are being relaxed for older drivers:</p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:30:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 11490 at http://wunc.org