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You can still get a driver license at the age of 16 in California. Despite common rumors(usually spread by older kids) there is no planned legislation to change the legal driving age in California. You must first obtain a learner's permit. You can get a learner's permit at age 15 1/2. See the FAQ on licensing procedures in California for more details.