Expert Answers to Common DMV Questions
Sacramento, CA – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. Save Time. Go Online at www.DMV.ca.gov.
Q: What is the proper way to handle an aggressive driver on the roadway?
A: Aggressive driving happens when crowded roads, rushing, and impatience cause one driver to react angrily to another driver. When you are confronted with an aggressive driver make every attempt to get out of their way but if that is not possible here are some suggestions to keep you safe: Wear your seat belt. Avoid eye contact. Eye contact can sometime enrage an aggressive driver. Put your pride aside. Do not challenge them by speeding up or attempting to hold-your-own in your travel lane. Ignore gestures and refuse to return them. You or a passenger may call the police and report aggressive driving. But, if you use a cell phone, and it's not hands-free, you must first pull over to a safe location.
Q: If I lost my Driver License Renewal-by-Mail (RBM) Notice containing my Internet Renewal Identification Number (RIN), can I call and have another RIN sent to me?
A: No, DMV cannot issue you another RIN. If you lose your RBM Notice you can go to http://apps.DMV.ca.gov/forms/dl/dl410.pdf and print a copy of the RBM Notice Form (DL 410 FO) and renew your driver license by mail.
Q: What is the New Vehicle Lemon Law?
A: Under California's Lemon Law, a new vehicle which is leased or sold with a manufacturer's written warranty may be returned to the manufacturer for a refund or a replacement if it cannot be repaired.
Consumers can receive a copy of "Lemon-Aid for New Car Buyers" in English or Spanish by calling (916) 323-7239 or the toll-free number at 1-800-952-5210, or writing to the Department of Consumer Affairs at: DCA Publications, 401 S Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
For more information regarding the Lemon Law, visit http://www.DMV.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr17.htm.
[The DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, which is under the direction of Acting Undersecretary Traci Stevens. The DMV licenses drivers, maintains driving records, registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels, investigates auto and identity-related fraud, and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools. For more information about the DMV, visit www.DMV.ca.gov.]