California’s traffic law centers provide critical information for local governments, businesses, and individuals to better understand and comply with the state’s traffic laws.
The centers help individuals, businesses and communities navigate the confusing laws and regulations that govern California’s roadways.
These centers are located in communities across the state, including the city of Santa Cruz, the county of Orange, and the town of Santa Maria.
Here are some of the things they can do for you to improve your safety and the safety of others: Find out what is required to get a court order.
If you need a court summons, an order to appear, or a court hearing to complete an order, the Traffic Law Centers can help.
Contact your local traffic law enforcement agency and request an online traffic safety briefing or contact the Traffic Safety Office at (916) 858-8810 to get information on what is available.
If your home is not listed on the California’s Safe Streets list, the traffic law law centers can provide you with a list of places to go for information on safe street behavior.
This list is not always complete, but it can help you identify safe places.
You can also contact the Santa Cruz County Traffic Safety Team, (714) 744-8870 to request a list and information about other safety-related topics.
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Call 911 and have it checked.
In some cases, the California Traffic Law centers can assist with an emergency response to a crash or a traffic incident.
For more information about how the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) operates and how you can report a vehicle crash or an incident, visit DMV’s website.
If an accident has occurred, ask for the crash report.
If there is an active investigation or the incident is under investigation, ask the department for the report.
This can help in the investigation of an accident or an accident related to an accident.
Request the California Vehicle Safety Standards Report.
The DMV will provide you a copy of the report you request and provide a copy to the local law enforcement agencies or to the county or city where you live.
If the report has been reviewed by a law enforcement officer or a judge, the report can be used to help determine the appropriate penalties and sanctions.
Ask for the DMV to update your vehicle registration.
If required by law, DMV can update your registration when your registration expires or if you change the address on your vehicle.
If this information is not available, contact the county traffic safety office at (714] 744–8870 or (916 ) 858–8810.
Learn how to report a suspected vehicle crash.
To report a crash involving a vehicle, check the state Vehicle Safety Safety Reporting System (VSSRS) website.
Find the list of agencies and departments that can help, and contact those agencies.
Contact the police department in your community.
Contact local police departments to report suspected vehicle crashes and other traffic-related crimes.
This is especially important if you live in an area with a high rate of crashes, such as Los Angeles County or San Bernardino County.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) can help the California traffic law offices in identifying the locations of crash scenes and the types of vehicles involved in crashes.
The CHP can also report crashes on its website.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) can also assist in investigating vehicle crashes.
Contact law enforcement for more information.
If a crash involves an adult or juvenile and you have any questions, call (800) 622-4721.
This toll-free number is not affiliated with the California Highway Safety Program or the California Motor Vehicle Commission.