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Permit Test Prep Video - Rules, Regulations, & Administrative Questions

In this video, Instructor Liz goes through some not so common driving rules that may show up on your DMV written test. Do you know what vehicles you may drive or tow with a Class C drivers license? Or when you need to file a report after a collision? And what to do during a traffic stop? Then stay tuned and learn these and other issues that may occur outside of your everyday driving.

A Quick Note from Instructor Liz

Hi everyone, welcome to the Drivers Ed Direct channel where I, Liz, will be your personal permit test tutor! In this video, we'll go over administrative related questions. Some people consider this information a little less easy to remember since it involves DMV rules and regulations. And let's be honest: unless you work at the DMV, you don't often hear about this information in your everyday life. Nevertheless, it's all still super important material to go over and become knowledgeable in. So, let's take a quick look at some topics in today's video:

When you sell or transfer a vehicle, report it to the DMV within 5 days. You can complete the Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability online.

Always fasten your seat belt and make sure all your passengers are using seat belts or child restraints. If a passenger is younger than 16 and is not wearing their seat belt, the driver can receive a citation.

Do not transport animals in the back of a pickup truck or other truck unless the animal is properly secured.

Do not allow a person to ride in the back of a pickup or other truck unless the vehicle is equipped with seats and the person uses both the seat and a safety belt.

If you are involved in a collision you must stop and show your driver license, registration card, evidence of financial responsibility, and current address to the other driver or persons involved or to any peace officer.

Every driver involved in a collision must file a report to DMV using the Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California form (SR 1) within 10 days if there is more than $1000 in property damage or an injury (no matter how minor) or death resulting from the collision. You can have your license suspended if you fail to do so.

If you want to know more about what you're supposed to do if you're in a collision, check out our Traffic Collision Checklist.

I know this may seem like a lot of information, but you're always free to rewatch this video and our other permit prep videos as many times as you need to before you take the knowledge exam at the DMV. These videos are one of the many tools that will help you pass your permit test and, most importantly, will help you become a safe driver. I'll see you in the next video!