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Update: 24 y/o Man Convicted of Murder for Hitting Cyclist

Update: 24 y/o Man Convicted of Murder for Hitting Cyclist

Neil Stephany was convicted of second degree murder for killing cyclist Shaun Eagleson while high on heroin. Read the LA Times post here. Last October, we wrote about the untimely death of a 30-year-old Newport Beach man named Shaun Eagleson. An avid cyclist, Eagleson was riding his bicycle along East

Teen Driver Charged with Manslaughter

On October 4, 2015, six teenagers (ranging in ages from 14-16 years old) were in a 1995 BMW heading home from Knott’s Scary Farm around 2 AM when their car veered off the freeway, crashed through the guardrail, went up the embankment, and went up in flames. Five of those teenagers

Warning: Voice Texting is NOT Safer than Type-Texting

Warning: Voice Texting is NOT Safer than Type-Texting

If you text while driving, STOP. If you take selfies while driving, STOP. If you post to Twitter or Snapchat or Instagram or Facebook while driving, STOP. Seriously, please stop now. Your life – and the lives of others – could depend on it. This is a VERY real issue in

4th of July Safety Tips

4th of July Driving Safety Tips

It’s summertime again! Pool parties, beach bonfires, backyard BBQs, family gatherings and reunions, and don’t forget one of our all-time favorite holidays, Independence Day! What a great day it is, to celebrate our country’s freedom. Unfortunately, for many this great day becomes a tragedy. Alcohol consumption is very popular on

Edison High School Event

On Tuesday, April 14th, Safety 1st Driving School was honored to visit Edison High School and share more about our services with the students. Check out some photos below!

Moms Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Event

The Safety 1st Driving School team attended the MADD (Moms Against Drunk Driving) event on Saturday 4/11/15 at Mason Park in Irvine. It was an amazing event and we met tons of great people. We want to make sure we provide our support in making our roads safer and strive towards a

Norco High School Track Meet

We attended the track meet at Norco high school. The Safety 1st team had lots of fun and watched many great athletes. Some photos from the event are below!

Newport Harbor High School Event

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, Safety 1st Driving School attended an event at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, CA. We had a great time! Check out some of our photos from the event below:

What to Do if Someone Tries to Carjack You

Carjacking has become one of the world’s most prevalent crimes. Just last Monday, two cars were stolen in a string of carjackings and attempted carjackings that have occurred in Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Tustin. The aggressor was a 20-something Latina woman, approximately 5’2″, 130 lbs, wearing a dark hoodie and jeans.  Read

Segerstrom High School

Our Safety 1st Team recently attended an event at Segerstrom High School! The crowd was awesome and we interacted with many great people. Check out some of the photos below!

Step 1. Complete our online driver’s education course

Register for our online driver education course. After you complete the required chapters and tests, we will then send you the DMV Certificate of Completion (DL387) that you can take to the DMV when you are ready to take the written test for your learner’s permit.

Our online driver ed course is available to all California residents. You can take our course at your own pace, in your own home in your own time.

Step 2. Study for the DMV written test

You will need to study for the DMV written permit test by reading through the DMV California Driver Handbook. It will benefit you if you take your time and study the handbook so you are comfortable with the information that will be on the test.

Take your time, you don’t want to have to go back to retake the test.

Step 3. Make an appointment at the DMV to take the written exam

It is important that you call ahead of time and schedule an appointment at the local DMV so you can go in and take the written test.

The lines at the DMV are usually very long so you don’t want to waste your time waiting in line. Make sure that you are well prepared for your appointment.

Most DMV’s are open Mondays through Fridays until 5 pm; Some are also open on Saturdays for a few hours so call ahead of time and see which date and times are best for you.

Step 4. Bring necessary documents to the DMV office

  • Complete the application form DL 44, remember the DMV always requires An original to be submitted. Copies will not be accepted in any form, so make sure you have exactly what you need. You can get this form from your local DMV.
  • Have your parents or guardians sign the application form DL 44.
  • Give your right thumbprint.
  • Have your picture taken.
  • Provide your social security #
  • Verify your birth date and legal residence
  • Submit the proper form(s) for Driver Education and/or Driver Training (see below for details)
  • Pay the $28.00 application fee (This fee entitles you to three exams of any type within the 12-month period and pays for both the instruction permit and the driver license. If all requirements are not met within the 12-month period, the application becomes void and all steps must be completed again.)
  • Pass a vision exam, if you need glasses, wear them.
  • Pass a written test, there are 46 questions on the test.
  • You need a passing score of at least 39 correct answers.
  • You have three chances to pass the test. If you fail, you must wait 7 days before taking it again.

 

Driver Education and Driver Training Form Requirements:

If you are 15  years of age, you will need to bring with you:

  • Form DL 356 or OL 237 (Completion of Driver Education) with form DL 391 (Driver Training Enrollment ) if your school has a contract with a driving school.

OR

  • Form DL 356 or forms OL 237 and OL 238 (Completion of both Driver Education and Driver Training)

OR

  • Submit form DL 391 or OL 239 (Simultaneous Enrollment in Driver Education and Driver Training)

 

If you are over 15 but under 18 years of age, you will need to submit:

  • Form DL 356 or OL 237 (Completion of Driver Education)

OR

  • Form DL 391 or OL 239 (Simultaneous Enrollment in Driver Education and Driver Training)

 

If you are over 17  but under 18 years of age, you may get your permit without the driver education and driver training certificates however, you will not be able to take the driving test until you turn 18.

Once you pass your written test, you will be issued a provisional permit. You can be issued a permit at age 15, but you cannot take the driving test or be issued a driver’s license until you are 16 years of age.

A parent, guardian, spouse, or adult 25 years of age or older, who has a valid California driver’s license, must be with you when you drive. They must sit in a position that allows them to take control of the vehicle, if necessary. It is illegal for you to drive alone at any time.

Before being eligible to take the driving test you must:

  • Be 16 years old
  • Have had your permit for a minimum of six months
  • Have completed driver education
  • Have completed 6 hours of professional driver training
  • Have completed 50 hours of practice with an adult 25 years or older. The adult must have a valid California driver’s license and certify to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50 hours must have been done at night.

 

If driver education and driver training were taken in a state other than California, DMV will accept either a Secondary Schools Other Than California Schools form DL 33 completed by the out-of-state school or a letter on the out-of-state school’s stationery signed by a school official stating that the courses are equivalent to California’s requirements. Instructional permits issued by another state are not acceptable

Step 5. Complete behind the wheel training

When you pass the written exam:

  • You are required to take your first 2 hours of behind the wheel training with a professional driving instructor.
  •  You may start behind the wheel training with your parent/guardian or other licensed drivers who are 25 years of age or older.
  •  You must further complete four (4) more hours of driving school instruction.
  • Complete fifty (50) additional hours of behind the wheel training with a parent/guardian or any other adult who is 25 years old or older. The adult must have a valid California driver license and certify that you’ve had the 50 hours of practice. It is required that 10 of the 50 hours of training is done in the evening.

Step 6. Take the driving test at the DMV

To be eligible to take your driving test you must:

  • Be 16 years old
  • Have had your permit for a minimum of six months
  • Have completed a driver education course
  • Have completed 6 hours of professional driver training
  • Have completed 50 hours of practice with an adult who is 25 years or older. The adult must have a valid California driver license and certify to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50 hours must have been done at night.
  • You will also need to show registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle you will be taking your drive test in.
  •  If you fail your drive test, you must wait two weeks before you can take the test again. You have three chances to pass.
    • Driving (behind-the-wheel) retest fee is $6.00.
    • Motorcycle driving (behind-the-wheel) retest fee $6.00.

 

After you pass your drive test you will be issued an interim license valid for 60 days until you receive your new photo license in the mail. Double-check your address before you leave DMV and tell the DMV representative if you have moved or if your address is incorrect.

If you have not received your license after 60 days, call (916) 657-7790 and they can check on the status for you. Have your interim license with you to provide information when requested.

Step 7. Receive provisional license upon passing the driving test

After you pass the Driving Test, you will be issued a provisional license. Your license will have the following restrictions for the next year: During the first 12 months, you are licensed to drive you must be accompanied by a driver 25 years of age or older if you drive between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or if you have passengers under the age of 20 in the car at any time.

Persons under 18 may not be employed to drive a motor vehicle. When you become 18, the provisional part of your license ends. You may continue to drive as an adult using your photo license, which will expire on your 5th birthday after the date you applied.