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Don't like your driver's license photo?  You may soon have the ability to request that other photos be taken until you get one that you'll allow on your license.  For a fee, of course.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Now that recreational cannabis is legal in California, the Highway Patrol and UC San Diego researchers are working on an effective test for those driving under the influence.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains.


Penalties for handling cell phones while driving would get tougher under a new bill proposed in the California Legislature.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

AAA Teen Driving

California lawmakers are debating expanded safety requirements for young drivers.  The state's provisional driver's license program now applies to people under 18.  The proposal would extend it to new drivers under 21, as Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter explains.

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Students and staff at Ayala High School in Chino Hills are mourning the loss of two Ayala High School coaches who were among four people killed in a head-on highway crash on Memorial Day.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

New Law Restricts Drivers' Cellphone Use

Jan 10, 2017

As of January 1, drivers in California are banned from operating their smartphone -- unless it's mounted to a dashboard or windshield -- and can be activated with one finger tap or swipe.  Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols reports.


A pair of lawmakers say Prop 64 doesn't go far enough when it comes to making it illegal to smoke marijuana while driving.  So they've introduced a bill to change that.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports.

Lawsuits have been filed against the estate of the owner/driver of the tour bus that crashed into a big rig on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, killing 13 people last month.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are finding that the tour bus that crashed in Palm Springs on Sunday - killing 12 passengers and the driver, and injuring 31 others - had tire problems that could have disqualified the bus from operating.  More in this short news item from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


The driver of the tour bus that crashed in Palm Springs this past weekend had prior violations and involvement in other highway incidents, authorities say.  The driver and bus's owner - Teodulo Vides, of Alhambra - was killed along with 12 other people in the deadly crash on Interstate 10 on Sunday.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Tour Buses: Frequently Dangerous, Often Deadly, Barely Regulated

Oct 25, 2016
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The tour bus  involved in Sunday's deadly crash in Palm Springs was one of many privately-owned tour buses that are part of a booming - and loosely-regulated - casino bus industry in California, as we hear in this conversation between reporters John Sepulvado and Ben Bergman from this morning's "The California Report."


Federal investigators have joined local authorities in trying to determine what caused one of California's most deadly highway incidents in decades: a Los Angeles-based tour bus that careened into the rear end of a big rig tractor trailer on Interstate 10 in Palm Springs yesterday (Sunday).  KVCR's Ken Vincent filed this report for NPR News.


As volunteers hammer stakes for campaign sings into the ground, Cal Trans is asking people to make sure they're not breaking the law.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.


The California Highway Patrol has ended it's 3-day holiday highway enforcement period, during which local law enforcement officers fanned out over the region's roads looking for impaired drivers posing a danger to themselves and others.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.