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Vehicle Code - VEH


  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1615. )

CHAPTER 1. Issuance of Licenses, Expiration, and Renewal [12500 - 13020]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )

ARTICLE 3. Issuance and Renewal of Licenses [12800 - 12819]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )


(a) The department may, upon issuing a driver’s license or after issuance whenever good cause appears, impose restrictions suitable to the licensee’s driving ability with respect to the type of, or special mechanical control devices required on, a motor vehicle which the licensee may operate or impose other restrictions applicable to the licensee that the department may determine to be appropriate to assure the safe operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee.

(b) The department may issue either a special restricted license or may set forth the restrictions upon the usual license form.

(c) The authority of the department to issue restricted licenses under this section is subject to Sections 12812, 13352, 13353.3, and 13352.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 657, Sec. 1. (AB 520) Effective January 1, 2012.)