Potentially Unsafe Driver

DMV’s Mission

One of DMV’s major responsibilities is to promote traffic safety and protect the motoring public by minimizing the number of unsafe drivers. DMV also understands the importance of a driver license and a person’s independence.

Unsafe Driver

If you know someone who may no longer drive safely, you may submit a Request for Driver Reexamination (DS 699) to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to review their driving qualifications. A sample of the DS 699 is provided for your convenience. If you prefer, you may write a letter to your local Driver Safety office to identify the driver you want to report and give your reason(s) for making the report.


Each request must be signed for authentication purposes. However, you may request that your name not be revealed to the individual being reported. Confidentiality will be honored to the fullest extent possible. We understand that reporting someone, especially a patient, relative, or close friend, is a sensitive issue and DMV does not want to harm your relationship with that person. However, we also want to make sure that potentially unsafe drivers are evaluated. All records received by DMV which report a physical or mental condition are confidential and cannot be made public (California Vehicle Code (CVC) §1808.5) unless mandated by law.


If you have any questions, please contact one of the following Driver Safety Branch Offices:

Alphabetical listing of Driver Safety offices with phone number.

Bakersfield(661) 833-2103
City of Commerce(323) 724-4000
City of Orange(714) 703-2511
Covina(626) 974-7137
El Segundo(310) 615-3500
Fresno(559) 445-6399
Oakland(510) 563-8900
Oxnard(805) 988-3050
Redding(530) 224-4755
Sacramento(916) 227-2970
San Bernardino(909) 383-7413
San Diego(619) 220-5300
San Francisco(415) 557-1170
San Jose(408) 229-7100
Santa Rosa(707) 576-2710
Stockton(209) 948-7715
Van Nuys(818) 376-4217