This resource is designed to raise awareness about the increased danger of summer driving for California teens and suggest methods to improve driving skills during the summer months. Take a look, and share your teen driving stories on our Facebook page.
Each year, the National Organizations for Youth Safety host May as National Youth Traffic Safety Month, to raise awareness about the increased dangers of teen driving during the summer months. Here are some important statistics to keep in mind throughout the summer:
There are many ways to prepare for the written and driving tests required to receive a California drivers license. First of all, visit the California Department of Motor Vehicles website for information on how to receive a license at any age. The CA DMV publication section also includes handbooks on California road laws and safety suggestions. For teens who learn better with audio and visual resources, the DMV provides an audio California Driver Handbook and videos on rules of the road, sharing the road, and the dangers of distracted driving.
If you feel that you would prepare more successfully for the drivers license tests in a classroom setting, most high schools will refer students to local, quality drivers education courses throughout California. Make sure the course has at least 30 hours of classroom instruction, and includes at least 6 hours of real driving experience. If you’re still having trouble, refer to this AAA guide on choosing a great driving school.
Once you’re ready for the test, call ahead to make an appointment with your local California DMV office. Refer to our interactive map below for address and phone number information of DMV offices throughout California:
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Summer is the perfect time to brush up on your driving skills, because you’re free from the pressures of school work, after-school athletics practice, and other extra curricular activities. But there are plenty of opportunities to get involved outside of classroom education courses. Each year, a number of safety organizations in California and throughout the country support auto safety events designed to increase awareness and make drivers of all ages safer. June, for example, is National Safety Month, which includes Teen Driving Safety week and “On the Road, Off the Phone” week. View our full California motor caution calendar for more summer safety events: