Some officials are worried that California’s growing population may
begin to strain vital resources in Bakersfield and Fresno, including water and air.
Rain normally washes pollutants out of the air, so instead of going down
the drain, they are still suspended in the sky. According to the American
Lung Association, Central California has the second-most polluted air
in the state. Overall, about
70 percent of Californians live in counties with unhealthy air. People with asthma
are especially sensitive to air pollution, as are children, the elderly,
and people coping with COPD. The report also noted that air in The Golden
State is actually cleaner today than it was before 1970, when Congress
passed the Clean Air Act, despite having more autos on the road.
California’s population has doubled since 1970, and more growth is
expected in the coming years, although at a slower pace.
Interstate Drivers’ License Compacts
Many of the state’s new residents relocated from other states in
the Union, especially “rust belt”-area states like Ohio, Michigan,
and New York. But although these people may leave a house behind, they
do not leave drivers’ license issues behind.
Between the two major interstate drivers’ license
information share agreements, the Drivers’ License Compact and the Non-Resident Violator Compact,
nearly all states make drivers’ license information available to
other states, at least to some extent. Even the non-member states, which
include Nevada and a few other places, often share information on an informal
basis. Some Canadian provinces, including Ontario and Quebec, also participate
in at least one of these information clearinghouses.
Realistically, most local peace officers won’t arrest individuals
who have outstanding traffic warrants in faraway states, because it simply
costs too much to house and transport prisoners. But, the DMV routinely
refuses to renew vehicle registrations and drivers’ licenses until affected
individuals clear up their out-of-state ticket issues.
This question also comes up in the opposite situation: when California
drivers cross state lines and get tickets in Arizona, Oregon, or some
other state. These jurisdictions report violations to the DMV, which then
assesses points against California licenses. We can represent you on your
ticket here in California, regardless which state you are from.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive lawyers at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to giving
individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets. Call
today at 661-859-1177 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
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