Traffic Violator School Program

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Traffic Violator School Program

A "traffic violator school" is a business which for compensation provides, or offers to provide, instruction in traffic safety, including, but not limited to, classroom defensive driver concepts, for persons referred by a court. CVC Section 626 . The following licenses are required prior to offering a traffic safety education program.

  • A traffic violator school owner is any natural person, association, or corporation that owns a traffic violator school. CVC Section 626.8. (Note: The owner license will not be issued unless submitted with a complete operator application.)
  • A traffic violator school operator is a person who directs and manages the operations of a traffic violator school. CVC Section 626.6

After issuing a temporary operating permit for a school and operator license, the department may begin accepting application for instructor licenses.


Suggested Study Material

Applicants are urged to prepare themselves before applying for a license or taking an examination. Books and publications on the subject of driver safety and education are available at libraries, automobile clubs, and the employing school.

California Vehicle Code. Division 1, Sections 626 et al, 1650, 1670, and 1671; Division 5, Chapter 1.5, Sections 11200 et al; Divisions 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12. The California Vehicle Code is available for purchase from the Department of Motor Vehicles and can also be found on the DMV website.

California Drivers Handbook. Available free of charge at any Department of Motor Vehicles office.

California Code of Regulations. Title 13, Articles 2.5, 4 and 4.7, Sections 345 et al.

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