This article focuses on California's High School Driver Training Program and the new licensing law which became effective in July 1983. The new licensing law demonstrates a tightening of regulations for teenage drivers. It also puts new emphasis on the importance of the state's Student Driver Training Program, making that type of school training, or comparable training under a duly licensed instructor, essential to obtaining a license for a teenager. The new law will make it more difficult for a teenager to obtain an initial license, but easier to loose it if he or she has not passed a qualified driver education course. All 16-year olds who pass the state's driver examination will be given a one-year provisional license that must be renewed annually until age 18. This provisional license, however, can be suspended temporarily after the second citation during any given year, and can be revoked entirely after the third citation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Association of Highway Patrolmen

    1225 8th Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Roper, W L
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

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  • Accession Number: 00387754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 424
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM