New York City police investigated a DMV office in Harlem after receiving a tip back in April that DMV workers were running a cheating scam.
Their investigation showed that several security guards and associates have been charging applicants anywhere from $1500-2500 for passing grades on Commercial Drivers License exams. The scam used surrogate test-takers and even pencils that had been specially marked with test answers.
It’s easy to see how corruption of this time puts people at risk. Pedestrians, passengers, and other drivers are put in enough danger by the legally licensed drivers on the roads. We don’t need illegally licensed drivers out there too.
If convicted, the workers face the maximum of 25 years in prison.
Here’s the coverage of the story from New York City’s PIX 11 News.
Film director Werner Herzog has created a documentary on texting and driving, FROM ONE SECOND TO THE NEXT.
Instead of cold statistics and nagging lectures, the 35-minute-long film focuses on the stories of people who’s lives have been tragically changed by drivers who text and drive. From the 8-year-old boy now paralyzed and unable to breathe on his own, to the story of the young man who caused the death of three people while texting with his wife, or the young woman explaining to the driver who killed her father what it was like to marry without her father being there, the film makes the results of this reckless behavior very real and very personal.
You can see the film on YouTube or on the it can wait website.
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The dangers of texting while driving can’t be re-stated often enough.
Experts have identified three different kinds of distraction that endanger drivers — in short, looking at something else, thinking about something else, and working at something else — and texting involves all three of them.
Little wonder that texting while driving is six times as likely to cause a crash as driving while intoxicated.
In ComedyGuys live driving safety classes or our online defensive driving course, we emphasize the dangers of driving distracted and the need to develop safer, more attentive habits.
When you’re driving, concentrate on driving.
As for everything else, it can wait.