Safety Video Focuses on Safe Driving Practices For Teens Adults

California Department of Motor Vehicles
Media Relations Office
2415 First Avenue, MS F-122, Sacramento, CA 95818
Contact: DMV Media Relations

May 07, 2007

“Let’s Go For A Drive” – a primer for new and veteran drivers alike

Sacramento - The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has developed a new video – “Let’s Go for a Drive” – designed to assist teenage and elderly drivers,  people who have learning disabilities or difficulty reading, or those for whom English is their second language.

The video is funded in part by a $111,490 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It will be distributed this week to all California private and public high schools, driving schools, traffic violator schools, and public libraries.

The new video updates and combines two videos produced by DMV in 1997 (“Rules of the Road” and “Safe Driving Practices”), incorporates the two videos produced by DMV in 1999 and 2001 (“The California Driver License” and “Sharing the Road”), and illustrates a driving test. It is composed of four segments which can be viewed in any sequence: The California Driver License, Sharing the Road, Rules of the Road, and Top Ten Reasons for Failing the Driving Test.

Prior videos produced by DMV were well received, with the majority of the comments received from surveys stating the video formats helped people to better understand the written information contained in the California Drivers Handbook.

The video complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992 and enhances driver competency in California by providing another format to disseminate traffic safety information.

Schools wishing to order a copy of the video can do so by email at:

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DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Dale E. Bonner. The DMV licenses drivers; maintains driving records; registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels; investigates auto and identity-related fraud; and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools.


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