Student Driving Information

CVHS Driving Requirements

While your student still must stay in line with the laws and regulations set forth by the DMV the Gateway Unified School District has set forth some important guidelines/stipulations for students if they are going to be transporting themselves to and from school.
 
TO RETAIN THEIR RIGHT TO DRIVE TO AND FROM SCHOOL YOUR CHILD MUST:
 
  1. KEEP AT LEAST A 2.0 GPA
  2. NOT BE ON ACADEMIC OR ATTENDANCE PROBATION
  3. RECEIVED NO REFERRAL'S OR CITATIONS FROM EITHER THE CHP OR SCHOOL. 
REQUIREMENTS TO PARK VEHICLE AT CVHS STUDENT PARKING LOT:
  1. OBTAIN A PARKING PERMIT FROM MRS. TWEEDY IN THE MAIN OFFICE. SHE IS AVAILABLE MON.-FRI. FROM 7:30-4:00. THESE CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $10.00.
  2. KEEP A 2.0 GPA AND NOT HAVE BEEN PLACED ON ACADEMIC OR ATTENDANCE PROBATION.

Your Provisional Permit

APPLYING FOR A PROVISIONAL PERMIT:

To apply for a provisional permit, you will need the following:

  • Be at least 15 1/2, but under 18 years of age.
  • Visit a DMV office (make an Appointment(s) for faster service)
  • Complete the application form DL 44 (An original DL 44 form must be submitted. Copies obtained by xeroxing, faxing, or other methods will not be accepted.)
  • Have your parents’ or guardians’ signatures on the application form DL 44
  • Give a thumb print
  • Have your picture taken
  • Provide your social security number. It will be verified with the Social Security Administration while you are in the office.
  • Verify your birth date and legal presence
  • "Provide your true full name if your name no longer matches the name on your birth date legal presence document."
  • Submit the proper form(s) for driver education and/or driver training classes (See below for details.)
  • Pay the application fee (This fee entitles you to three exams of any type within the 12-month period and pays for both the instruction permit and the driver license. If all requirements are not met within the 12-month period, the application becomes void and all steps must be completed again.)
  • Pass a vision exam
  • Pass a traffic laws and sign test. There are 46 questions on the test. A passing score is at least 39 correct answers. You have three chances to pass the test. If you fail, you must wait 7 days before taking it again.

DRIVERS EDUCATION AND DRIVER TRAINING FORM REQUIREMENTS:

If you are 15 ½ to 17 ½ years of age, you will need to provide proof that you:

  • Completed driver education (Form DL 387 or OL 237) and are taking driver training (DL 392 or OL 392)
OR
  • Completed driver education and driver training (DL 387, DL 388, DL 388A, OL 237, or OL 238).

OR

  • Are enrolled and participating in an approved integrated driver education/driver training program (DL 400).

If you are over 17 ½ but under 18 years of age, you may get your permit without the driver education and driver training certificates however, you will not be able to take the driving test until you turn 18.

Once you pass your written test, you will be issued a provisional permit.

A parent, guardian, spouse or adult 25 years of age or older, who has a valid California driver license, must be with you when you drive. He or she must sit in a position close enough to take control of the vehicle, if necessary. It is illegal for you to drive alone at any time.


Before being eligible to take your driving test you must:
  • Be 16 years old
AND
  • Have held your permit for a minimum of six months
AND
  • Have completed driver education
AND
  • Have completed 6 hours of professional driver training
AND
  • Have completed 50 hours of practice with an adult 25 years or older. The adult must have a valid California driver license and certify to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50 hours must have been done at night.

To take your driving test, you will need to:

  • Make a driving test Appointment(s) . (Driving tests are not given without an appointment.) You may also call 1-800-777-0133 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, to make a driving test appointment.

  • Provide proof of financial responsibility
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