Repeated studies have shown that young, inexperienced drivers, have the greatest risk of being involved in a fatal vehicle collision. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers, especially those of driving age.

This information has prompted a number of states to enact graduated licensing programs for young drivers. These require new drivers to pass a series of in-practice milestones with limited driving privileges before their driving privileges are increased. California does not have a graduated driver licensing program for young drivers but it has taken steps to enhance their safety nonetheless.

In fact, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has a new web site designed with young drivers and their parents in mind, especially California Driver’s License. The site is full of information meant to help them learn new skills, enhance the skills they already have and keep them, and everyone who shares the road with them, safe.

Parents can learn about their roles and responsibilities including useful information to help young drivers stay safe on the road.

In addition to driving safety, DMV also provides helpful tips and resources on low cost insurance, how to save gas, preparing for college and getting a job.

Checklist for Vehicle Registration
Apply for a Provisional Permit
Practice Written Test
Distracted Driving
Money Saving Tips
Preparing for College
Joining the Workforce