California Driver Handbook - Secretary’s Message
Dear Fellow Californian,
As you drive around the Golden State this year, you likely will notice many people hard at work modernizing our infrastructure.
This is thanks to the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), which will invest more than $5 billion per year in transit, highway, bridge and road improvements. It is a game changer for our state, which has not seen an investment in transportation like this in more than two decades.
Expectations are high, and we recognize we have an even greater responsibility to deliver for the people of California. This sustained investment over the next decade and beyond will fix aging roads and bridges, improve the movement of goods, reduce traffic congestion and support hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Californians drive more than 350 billion miles a year – more than any other state. We want to make that ride as safe, sustainable and efficient as possible. Please do your part by carefully studying this California Driver Handbook and practice safe driving habits. Together, we can improve California’s roadways.
Wishing you safe journeys,
Brian P. Kelly
California State Transportation Agency