George Valverde

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 ...

Ask the DMV: A horn is for emergencies, not because you’re mad

Q: Are there actual dos and don’ts to horn honking?A: Yes. One great reason to use your horn is when it is necessary to avoid an accident. In contrast, a bad reason to use yo ...

Ask the DMV: Out of state or not, no texting while driving

Q: I live in Nevada and frequently travel by car to California on business. Do the text messaging and cell phone laws apply to me as well? A: These laws apply to anyone driving in ...

Ask the DMV: Take off the hat for license photo

Q: What is the DMV’s policy for headgear when the license photo is taken?A: The department prefers the removal of headgear, unless it is part of your normal identification, o ...

Ask the DMV: Don’t expect a new license when you change your address

Q: I recently changed my address through the DMV Web site. I have yet to receive a new ID. If I get pulled over, will I get cited for having an incorrect address on my license?A: T ...

Ask the DMV: Drive unsafe in bad weather, get a speeding ticket

Q: I was cited for speeding last week on a rainy day. I am really angry about it because I was going under the speed limit. The posted speed limit was 50 and I was going 45mph. How ...