Table of Contents

 


Chapter 1.

  • PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR ADULTS
  • LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADULTS
  • OTHER LICENSING INFORMATION
    • License May Be Refused
    • Conditional License
    • To Replace a Lost Or Damaged License
    • To Change Your Address
    • To Change Your Name
    • When Will Your License Expire?
    • One Year Extension
    • Always Carry Your License
  • LAWS AND RULES OF THE ROAD
  • TRAFFIC CONTROL AT INTERSECTIONS
    • Traffic Signal Blackout
  • PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS
  • SIGNS
    • Traffic Signs
    • Warning Signs
    • Regulatory Signs
    • Guide Signs
  • RIGHT-OF-WAY LAWS
    • Pedestrians
    • Other Vehicles

Chapter 2.

  • Vehicle Registration Requirements
  • REGISTERING A CALIFORNIA VEHICLE
  • REGISTERING AN OUT-OF-STATE VEHICLE
  • THE CALIFORNIA DRIVER LICENSE
    • IDENTIFICATION
  • WHO MUST HAVE A LICENSE
    • California Residents
    • Visitors To California
    • Visitors Who Are Minors
  • BASIC DRIVER LICENSE INFORMATION
    • Age Requirements
    • Minors Employed As Drivers
    • Permitting An Unlicensed Person To Drive
  • LICENSE CLASSES
    • Class A
    • Class A Fire fighter
    • Class A Noncommercial
    • Class B
    • Class B Fire fighter
    • Class C
    • Class C Commercial
    • Class MI
    • Class M2
  • THE DRIVER LICENSE EXAMINATION PROCESS
    • Where Do You Take The Tests?
    • What  Will The Examination  Include?
    • During The Driving Test
  • Minor’s Provisional Permit Requirements
    • How Do I Get A Provisional Permit?
    • Provisional Permit Restrictions
    • Where Can I Take Driver Education or Driver Training?
    • Can I Drive With the Permit outside of California?

Chapter 3.

  • SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS
  • PARKING
    • Parking On A Hill
    • Parking At Colored Curbs
    • No Parking
    • Special Parking Rules
    • OTHER RULES YOU MUST KNOW
  • SAFE DRIVING PRACTICES
    • VISUAL SEARCH (SEEING WELL) Looking Ahead
    • Looking To The Sides
    • Don't Rely On Traffic Signals
    • Make Sure You Have A Good View
  • Crosswalks
  • Having Clear Windows And Mirror
  • Adjusting Your Seat And Mirrors

Chapter 4.

  • When You Drive Too Slowly
    • Special Speed Limits
    • Near railroad tracks
    • Blind intersections and alleys
    • In special traffic lanes
    • In business or residence districts
    • Animals on or around the road
    • Turnout Areas
  • USE OF LANES
    • Lanes For Through Traffic
    • Lanes For Turning
    • Bicycle Lanes
    • Safety Zones
    • Sidewalks
    • Lanes For Passing
    • Pass on the right only
    • Carpool Lanes And Controlled On-Ramps
    • High Occupancy Lanes  CVC 5205.5
    • Special Lanes
  • ROAD MARKINGS
  • TURNS
    • Left Turn Center Lane
    • Right Turn Against A Red Light
    • Left Turn Against Red Light On A One-Way Street Only
  • Legal U-Turns
  • Illegal U-Turns

Chapter 5

I. MERGING AND PASSING

  1. Space To Merge
  2. Space To Cross Or Enter
  3. Space To Exit
  4. Space To Pass
  5. Oncoming Vehicles
  6. Hills Or Curves
  7. Intersections
  8. Lane Restrictions
  9. Space To Return
  10. Signs And Markings
  11. On A One Lane Mountain Road

II. SHARING THE ROAD WITH OTHER VEHICLES

  1. LARGE TRUCKS (BIG RIGS) AND RVS
  2. BRAKING
  3. TURNING
  4. TRUCKER'S BLIND SPOTS
  5. MANEUVERABILITY
  6. SCHOOL BUSES
  7. BUSES AND STREETCARS
  8. LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES (TROLLEYS)
  9. EMERGENCY VEHICLES
  10. SLOW MOVING VEHICLES
  11. ANIMAL-DRAWN VEHICLES
  12. MOTORCYCLES
      • Helmet Law
  1. SCOOTERS CVC 21235 & 21226
  2. BICYCLES
  3. PEDESTRIANS
  4. ROAD WORKERS

Chapter 6.

    • Wearing Glasses Or Contact Lenses
    • How Well Can You See And Stop?
    • Fog
    • Darkness
    • Hills and Curves
    • HORN, HEADLIGHTS, AND EMERGENCY SIGNALS
      • Use Your Horn
      • Use Your Headlights
        • CVC 24000 Wipers On = Headlights On
      • Use Your Emergency Signals
      • Signal When You Change Direction
      • Signal When You Slow Down Or Stop Suddenly
    • FOLLOWING DISTANCE
      • Keep A Cushion Ahead
      • When you are crowded by a tailgater
      • When following motorcycles
      • When merging on a freeway
      • Keep A Cushion To The Side
      • Keep A Cushion Behind
      • Taking Dangers One At A Time
      • Splitting The Difference
      • Allow A Cushion For Problem Drivers
    • SAFETY BELTS: CHILD SAFETY SEATS
      • Myths About Seatbelts

Chapter 7.

    • The Most Common Causes Of Collisions
    • PROTECTING YOURSELF IN COLLISIONS
    • COLLISIONS
  • If You See A  Collision
    • 9-1-1-Emergency Medical System
    • Trauma And / Or Bleeding At The Collision Scene
    • California Highway Patrol
    • If You Are Involved In A Collision 
    • ACTIONS RESULTING IN LOSS OF LICENSE
      • FINANANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
      • Insurance
      • DMV Cancellation of Registration
      • Reporting The Collision To DMV

Collisions, Insurance, and Minors

    • Drinking / Driving or Operating Vessels
      • Drinking And Operating Vessels
      • Drivers 21 And Older
      • Drivers Under 21
      • Exceptions
      • Why Is Drinking And Driving So Dangerous
      • What Is The Limit?

Chapter 8

  • RAILROAD (TRAIN) CROSSINGS
  • TROLLEYS AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS
  • HAZARDOUS LOADS
  • MOBILITY AND GRIDLOCK
  • TRIP PLANNING
    • BE PREPARED
    • ALTERNATIVES TO DRIVING
    • FUEL CONSERVATION
    • Efficiency Counts
    • Speed And Gasoline Costs
  • COLLISION AVOIDANCE
    • Keep Your Car Where It Can Be Seen
    • Adjusting Speed
    • What Is The Road Like
    • Curves
    • Water On The Road
    • Slippery Roads
    • Driving In Traffic
    • How Fast Is Traffic Moving?
  • HANDLING EMERGENCIES
  • HANDLING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS
    • Brake Failure 

i.  ABS Breaks

    • Tire Blowout 
    • Power Steering Failure
    • Headlight Failure
    • Hood Latch Failure
    • Stuck Gas Pedal 
    • When You Are Stuck In Mud Or Snow
    • If You Get Into An Acceleration Skid
    • If You Get Into A Locked Wheel Skid
    • Steering Wheel Locking Device
    • Drive Defensively To Avoid Collisions

Chapter 9

      • MEDICATIONS
  • Health and Emotions
  • Some Important Points to Remember
      • PHYSICIANS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT
  • Miscellaneous
      • FREE ID CARDS FOR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CONDITIONS
      • CHANGE OF NAME ON ID CARDS
      • MEDICAL INFORMATION CARD
      • ORGAN DONOR (GIFT OF LIFE PROGRAM)
      • DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
      • Military Service Persons
      • Non-Resident Military Person Stationed Here
      • DIPLOMATIC DRIVER LICENSE
      • RENEWAL BY MAIL
      • AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS
      • RESPONSIBILITIES OF PEDESTRIANS
      • MOTOR VEHICLES ON PUBLIC LANDS

Chapter 10

    • DRUGS AND DRIVING  
      • What If A Driver Has Had Too Much To Drink?
    • Administrative Per Se
    • How Long Will I Be Suspended Or Revoked?
    • Zero Tolerance Law
    • Restricted License
    • Ignition Interlock
    • NEGLIGENT DRIVING AND LOSS OF LICENSE FOR DRIVERS OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE
    • POINTS ON THE DRIVER RECORD
    • ACTIONS AGAINST THE PROVISIONAL LICENSE
      • Traffic Violations Increase Collisions

Teenage Traffic Deaths

      • How To Keep Your Provisional License
      • Vandalism
      • Habitual Truant-Persons Age 13 To 18
    • POSSESSING FIREARMS  
    • TRAFFIC VIOLATOR SCHOOL DISMISSALS
    • Suspension or Revocation By DMV
    • Suspension By Judge
    • Safe Streets Act
    • HEALTH AND SAFETY
      • HOW TO REFER AN UNSAFE DRIVER
      • Vision
      • HEARING
      • Alertness