V C Section 12814.5 License Extension Renewal by Mail Programs

License Extension: Renewal by Mail Programs

12814.5.  (a) The director may establish a program to evaluate the traffic safety and other effects of renewing driver's licenses by mail. Pursuant to that program, the department may renew by mail driver's licenses for licensees not holding a probationary license, and whose records, for the two years immediately preceding the determination of eligibility for the renewal, show no notification of a violation of subdivision (a) of Section 40509, a total violation point count not greater than one as determined in accordance with Section 12810, no suspension of the driving privilege pursuant to Section 13353.2, and no refusal to submit to or complete chemical testing pursuant to Section 13353 or 13353.1.

(b) The director may terminate the renewal by mail program authorized by this section at any time the department determines that the program has an adverse impact on traffic safety.

(c) No renewal by mail shall be granted to any person who is 70 years of age or older.

(d) The department shall notify each licensee granted a renewal by mail pursuant to this section of major changes to the Vehicle Code affecting traffic laws occurring during the prior five-year period.

(e) The department shall not renew a driver’s license by mail if the license has been previously renewed by mail two consecutive times for five-year periods.

Amended Sec. 22, Ch. 719, Stats. 2003. Effective January 1, 2004.
Amended Sec. 9, Ch. 10, Stats. 4th Ex. Sess. 2009. Effective July 28, 2009.

Publisher's Note - Fees described in this section are subject to change pursuant to Section 1678.