California Department of Motor Vehicles
Q: In my driver training class, the instructor gave us statistical information on teens and driving. I was talking about it with my parents, but couldn't remember the specific numbers. Do I have access to that information?
A: Yes, you do have access to that information. Go to www.
DMV.ca.gov/teenweb, click on Let's Talk, and then Click This. You will find a variety of statistics on teenage driving. This is useful information to share with your parents, and to know when you take your driver test.
Q: A friend of mine told me that you need to have certain kinds of insurance on your car. Is this true?
A: Your friend is correct. Go to www.DMV.ca.gov/teenweb
, click on Permit and then California Insurance Requirement. Here you will find the amount of liability insurance you are required to have, as well as other helpful information
related to insuring your car.
Q: I just got my provisional driver license and my younger brother needs to be taken to soccer practice. My mom isn't home from work in time to take him and there isn't a licensed driver that is 25 years of age or older to drive with me. Is it ok to take him there and back, if I don't drive anywhere else?
A: No. Having a provisional driver license means you cannot give anyone under 20 years old (your friends, your brother(s), sisters(s), cousin(s), etc.) a ride unless you have a licensed parent, a guardian or other adult 25 years old or older in the car with you. For more
information, visit www.DMV.ca.gov/teenweb
The DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Dale E. Bonner. The DMV licenses drivers, maintains driving records, registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels, investigates auto and
identity‑related fraud, and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools. For more information about the DMV, visit