It was the computer’s fault she failed the DMV take a look at

Q: My 80-12 months-old mother went to renew her license and missed passing the check by one particular question. The exam was specified at the DMV by computer, and she had never ever touched a computer system. She is so upset.

I’m positive that after all of these a long time she is about 20 yrs smarter than I am, besides the laptop threw her off and made her exceptionally nervous. Do they ever give a composed exam?

Margaret Scheafer

A: Sure. The DMV will offer you a published exam upon request in lieu of the on line exam. However, her license can not be renewed right until she can move her re-exam. An extension may possibly be provided on a circumstance-by-scenario basis right after a evaluation of a driver’s record, expiration date of previous license, clinical record, and so on.

Q: How can CHP officers accurately detect that a driver or travellers have been smoking cigarettes cannabis? That seems future to extremely hard, especially if the pot use had been hrs earlier.

Fred Bunce, Berkeley

A: All CHP officers have received training on detecting impaired motorists, and California has the nation’s best quantity of Drug Recognition Experts – officers specifically experienced to determine drug impairment.

In addition to an preliminary 72-hour classroom training course, candidates to be Drug Recognition Professionals must total 32 hours of area schooling ahead of the CHP can endorse them for certification. The moment qualified, they will have to finish at minimum 8 several hours of recertification classroom instruction and at least 4 evaluations every two yrs in get to keep their  certification.

Q: The reader who wrote that he obtained a ticket he was not likely to contest and just spend the ticket is making a slip-up. Just one dashing ticket can include at minimum $300 to your insurance coverage for 3 decades. I know from private expertise.

Robert MacKenzie, Martinez

A: That’s $300 far more each 12 months. Speeders, be conscious of this.

Q: Going north on Vasco Road from Interstate 580 in Pleasanton, there is a “Turn On Headlights Following 15 miles” indicator beginning from Dalton Road to the place Vasco connects to Freeway 4. But there are no symptoms to tell drivers to flip off their headlights after they enter Brentwood.

I am 1 of the handful of motorists that adhere to the “Turn On Headlights” sign but my cars do not have daytime operating lights so most of the time when I get residence, I hear a dinging seem from my car or truck when I turn the engine off due to the fact my headlights are nevertheless on. Could you do one thing about this?

Lou Nepomuceno, Brentwood