California Driving Rules

Note: This is a summary from the California Driver Handbook 2000. It is incomplete, and out of date. It will hopefully be helpful if you are taking the California written driving test, or to familiarize yourself rapidly with Californian road rules. Check out the California Department of Motor Vehicles for more information; sample written driving tests, with answers, are available at their web site.

Page numbers in the California Driver Handbook 2000 are listed in square brackets after the rule. There may be references elsewhere in the handbook that I have not listed.



Alcohol and drugs:


Hand signals:



Road conditions and weather conditions:

Safety belts:

Speed limits:

Traffic signals:


Vehicle registration and driver license rules: