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California Online Driver Education

Learn the rules of the road with DriverEdToGo. We make earning your license EASY!

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Driver’s Education designed with you in mind

When teens are first learning to drive, they are highly receptive to important messages about the dangers of unsafe driving and driving while intoxicated. That is why it is so important for parents to get involved at this initial stage to ensure proper and thorough education to help set ground rules and instill good driving habits, as their teen takes on the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.

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Course Syllabus

Course Duration

The online course is self-timed and students may start-and-stop the course as needed. Our software will track the student's progress so that when they log-out they can log in later and pick up exactly where they left off in the course.

Final Exam

The final exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions and may be taken as many times as necessary until the student has scored 85% (34 out of 40 questions correct) or better.


Once a student has completed the course, we will send them official DMV form DL400c. This form must be presented at a DMV in order to apply for a learner's permit and before a student may enroll with a "behind-the-wheel" driving school to learn how to drive a car.


  1. 1
    1.1 DMV Legal Notice and Disclaimer
    1.2 Driving Is a Responsibility
    1.3 License to Drive: A Privilege
    1.4 A Motor Vehicle Is a Weapon
    1.5 Park Responsibly
    1.6 Obey the Law
    1.7 Sharing the Road with Others
    1.8 The Importance of Driver Education
    1.9 History of the Automobile
    1.10 Eco-Conscious Driving
    1.11 Summary
  2. 2
    2.1 The Driver
    2.2 The Physiology of the Driver
    2.3 Vision
    2.4 Vision and Your Vehicle
    2.5 Hearing
    2.6 Physical Conditions
    2.7 Psychological Nature of the Driver
    2.8 Emotional and Physical Conditions
    2.9 Inattentiveness
    2.10 Exhibition and Irresponsibility
    2.11 Summary
  3. 3
    3.1 Natural Forces Affecting the Driver
    3.2 Natural Laws and Driving a Vehicle
    3.3 The Force of Gravity
    3.4 Inertia and Energy
    3.5 The Force of Friction
    3.6 Centrifugal and Centripetal Force
    3.7 Force of Impact
    3.8 Summary
  4. 4
    4.1 Signs, Signals, and Pavement Markings
    4.2 Recognizing Traffic-Control Signals
    4.3 Traffic Signs
    4.4 Traffic Sign Colors
    4.5 Traffic Sign Shapes
    4.6 Traffic Lights
    4.7 Flashing Signals
    4.8 Crossings Requiring Special Stops
    4.9 Pavement and Curb Markings
    4.10 Additional Pavement Markings
    4.11 Summary
  5. 5
    5.1 Vehicle Code and Rules of the Road
    5.2 Driver's License
    5.3 Driver's License Requirements
    5.4 Automobile Ownership
    5.5 Traffic Laws
    5.6 Bicycles
    5.7 Lights
    5.8 Seat Belts
    5.9 Financial Responsibility
    5.10 Automobile Equipment
    5.11 Criminal Offenses
    5.12 Summary
  6. 6
    6.1 Causes and Costs of Accidents
    6.2 Faulty Driver Performance
    6.3 Various Driving Conditions
    6.4 Accident Avoidance and Prevention
    6.5 Procedures When in Accidents
    6.6 Financial Responsibilities
    6.7 Summary
  7. 7
    7.1 Urban and Rural Driving
    7.2 Urban Driving Conditions
    7.3 Freeway Driving
    7.4 Driving on Open Highways
    7.5 Passing
    7.6 Hazardous Conditions
    7.7 Summary
  8. 8
    8.1 Critical Vehicle Systems
    8.2 Construction of the Automobile
    8.3 Safety Equipment
    8.4 Maintenance of the Automobile
    8.5 Calculating Costs
    8.6 Summary
  9. 9
    9.1 Teen Risk Taking & Risk Perception
    9.2 Youthful Risk Taking
    9.3 Risk Perception by Young Drivers
    9.4 Summary
  10. 10
    10.1 Pedestrian Safety
    10.2 As a Pedestrian
    10.3 As a Driver
    10.4 Avoiding Collisions with Animals
    10.5 Summary
  11. 11
    11.1 Motorcycle Safety
    11.2 Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
    11.3 Riding a Motorcycle
    11.4 Ride Defensively
    11.5 Riding as a Passenger
    11.6 Summary
  12. 12
    12.1 Effects of Alcohol and Drugs
    12.2 Alcohol
    12.3 Drugs
    12.4 Availability of Drugs
    12.5 Drug Actions Within the Body
    12.6 Avoiding Driving while Intoxicated
    12.7 Avoiding the Intoxicated Driver
    12.8 Summary
  13. 13
    13.1 Substance Abuse
    13.2 Illegal for Under 21 to Use Alcohol
    13.3 Statistics
    13.4 Cycle of Abuse
    13.5 Legalities
    13.6 Summary
  14. 14
    14.1 Driving Inexperience
    14.2 Inexperience vs. Immaturity
    14.3 Predicting Other Drivers' Reactions
    14.4 Summary
  15. 15
    15.1 Road Rage
    15.2 Anger Management
    15.3 Statistics
    15.4 Summary
  16. 16
    16.1 Final Exam
    16.2 Final Exam Instructions


San Diego Drivers Ed Online!

You have arrived at DriverEdToGo.com and are visiting California’s most popular site for taking your San Diego drivers education online. You are either looking to get your learner’s permit or your first time drivers license. Either way, you’re right where you need to be. If you are currently between age 15 1/2 to 18, San Diego Drivers ed online will make it easy for you. Our teen drivers education course is all you need to equip yourself with all the skills necessary to meet your California DMV requirements, and you can do it all 100% online.

  • This Course is Available on Any Type of Device
  • It is Quick, Easy, Fun, and Interactive
  • You Receive Great Customer Support
  • Same-Day Certification Processing
  • It is California DMV Approved

Get Your License With San Diego Drivers Education Online!

So how does online drivers ed work at DriverEdToGo.com? Well, it all works totally online. It covers your required 30 hours in the classroom, and spreads it out for you over 16 separate lessons. You can complete your teen drivers education lessons at your own pace, logging in and out at will. You will be guided throughout the course, every step of the way, and each chapter is followed by a ‘pop’ quiz to help reinforce the knowledge necessary for your final exam. You need not sweat taking the final, as you will have multiple opportunities to pass. We make it as easy as possible for our students to do well with their teen drivers education. We have made this much more than just some reading and memorization, we have put a lot of effort into making it fun. There are interactive games, drills, driving simulators, and streaming video.

What Does it Take For You to Get Your Learners Permit or First Time License?

You will have several steps to take to get to the learners permit, but this is one of those steps:

  • Step One – Get signed up to take this California Online Drivers Ed Course.
  • Step Two – Put in The Required 30 Hours of Time Studying (at your own pace).
  • Step Three – Once you’ve completed the teen drivers ed it will be time for the next step up, taking the written DMV examination. This is what counts, but you will be well prepared from taking the course. You will have already gone over each question you will face during your study time. If you feel you could use a bit more confidence, you can utilize our DMV Prep Wizard. This is a simulator that duplicates the actual examination conditions, helping to ensure you are relaxed, confident, and successful on the first try. It is a great way to experience your California drivers education online.
  • Step Four – After passing the written DMV examination, you are now ready to move to the road test training, and to train along with your driving instructor who will log your practice hours, creating an eligible audit.
  • Step Five – Six months later, having your learner’s permit, you are now eligible to try for your DMV road test. After you pass this one last hurdle, you’ll be a licensed California driver!

Is San Diego Drivers Education For You?

Obtaining a California learner’s permit is extremely exciting, and no doubt you are loaded with questions. If that’s the case, then go and check out our FAQ page and see if the answers are there. If you can’t get your question answered there, then you have the option of LIVE CHAT, talking with one of our many representatives who can answer it for you. If you want to take a quick overview of the requirements of the California DMV, then we have those too.

Ready to Begin Your San Diego Drivers Ed Online?

Why select this program on Driver Ed To Go? We boast of being California DMV approved, but our most honored endorsements come from the likes of well trusted organizations such as DARE. We assure you that our interactive media is going to keep you engaged, and ever more important than that, make you a much better, much safer driver. You can do all of this at your own pace and in your pajamas if you like, except for the road test, that is. You really won’t find any better options out there than this online drivers ed California course. If you are ready to tackle the road, then San Diego drivers ed online is more than ready to help. Get registered today!

Still not convinced? See what people just like you think about our course.

See testimonials from people who took our online traffic school course.

  • 5
    Brilliant! Everything I needed in a quick and accessible format. Not too long, not too restrictive, and very very educational! Thanks a million!
    Azad M.
  • 5
    Your course is already very well done and I found the experience enjoyable with the games, gifs and visual aids you have provided. Thank You.
    Samantha P
  • 5
    The course was easy to navigate and had a lot of information to get me started on driving. Good system of quizzes, exams, and information.
    Andy H.
  • 5
    Thanks! I learned a lot more than I did on my own. The videos and simulations made it extremely helpful and much more entertaining.
    Lydia L.

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