Although each California driver's ed course will have slightly
different content and presentation, there are several topics that all
courses are required by law to cover:
- A segment to raise student awareness about the dangers of driving
under the influence of alcohol
- A segment that discusses the importance of maintaining a positive
attitude while driving and the dangers of road rage.
- A segment on traffic laws and traffic safety that focuses on the
rights and responsibilities of drivers.
The courses also teach students lessons that are necessary to
operate a vehicle, such as the rules governing right of way, the
meaning of different traffic signs, and how to drive safely in a
variety of different road conditions. The total course time for
California driver's education courses is 30 hours.
The California driver training course provides practice driving in
variety of conditions under the watchful eye of a trained and licensed
driving instructor. This gives teens the chance to practice, and
instructors a chance to correct any bad driving habits before they lead
to trouble. The California driver training course is required to
include 6 hours of driving practice.