California's Home Study Driver Education Class

We offer online driver education and home study driver ed courses that satisfy the California Vehicle Code driver education requirements for students to obtain a DMV learners permit and drivers license. Our driver education classes are accepted by the California DMV. Designed for all California high school students in Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Orange, San Diego, Riverside and all other areas of California. A service of Pacific High School.

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Our Online Drivers Education Course
Meets the California DMV requirements for students under 18
to get a Learners Permit and a Drivers License

The California DMV Driver Handbook

To drive safely, you must follow the many rules and laws which tell you where and when you can drive. To follow these rules you must:

  • Know what traffic lights and signs mean.
  • Understand ?right-of-way? laws and how to use traffic lanes.
  • Know where and when you can park.

Traffic lights, signs, and "right-of-way" rules tell you when to go or stop at an intersection.
The traffic light colors are:

RED–A red signal light means “STOP.” You can make a right turn against a red light after you stop and yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles that are close enough to be a hazard. Do not make the right turn until you can turn safely. DO NOT turn if there is a sign posted for “NO TURN ON RED.” red light
RED ARROW–A red arrow means “STOP” until the green signal or green arrow appears. A turn may not be made against a red arrow. red arrow
FLASHING RED–A flashing red signal light means STOP. After stopping, proceed when safe. Observe the right-of-way rules. flashing red
YELLOW–A yellow signal light means “CAUTION.” The red signal is about to appear. When you see the yellow light, you should stop if you can do so safely. If you can’t stop, watch for vehicles that may enter the intersection when the light changes. yellow light
FLASHING YELLOW–A flashing yellow signal light warns you to be careful. Slow down and be especially alert. flashing yellow
YELLOW ARROW–A yellow arrow means the “protected” turning time period is ending. Be prepared to obey the next signal which could be the green or red light or the red arrow. yellow arrow

GREEN–A green light means “GO,” but first let any vehicles, bicyclists, or pedestrians remaining in the intersection get through before you move ahead. If you are turning left, make the turn only if you have enough space to complete the turn before any oncoming vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian becomes a hazard.

Do not enter an intersection, even when the light is green, unless you can get completely across before the light turns red. If you block the intersection, you can be cited.

green light
GREEN ARROW–A green arrow means “GO.? Turn in the direction the arrow is pointing. But first yield to any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian still in the intersection. The green arrow pointing right or left allows you to make a ?protected? turn. This means oncoming vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians are stopped by a red light as long as the green arrow is lighted. green arrow

TRAFFIC SIGNAL BLACKOUT–If a traffic signal light is not working because of an electrical power failure, stop at the intersection and proceed as if the intersection is controlled by a stop sign in all directions.

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Our Driver Education Course is Accepted by the California DMV

View Our California DMV Verification Letter

Sample DMV Driver Education Certificate of Completion

California Highway Patrol

"Cal-Driver-Ed is a pioneer in the field of online driver education. Over 80,000 California teenagers have taken their courses and are driving today."

"I recommend Cal-Driver-Ed for home study driver education."

The following quotes are excerpts from a California DMV Study on the Effectiveness of Home-Study Driver Education (PDF) dated April 2003:

"Home-study students performed just as well or better than classroom students ... "

"Home-study courses may also have the additional benefit of increasing parental involvement in their teen's learning process, which has been shown to be an important factor ..."

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