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Is a mother liable if she lets her son drive her vehicle when her son’s license is suspended because of seizures?

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Answered by Enjuris Editors:

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Under California law (California Vehicle Code Section 14604), the owner of a vehicle can be held liable for letting a person drive who does not have a valid license.

If the son in this case gets into an accident, both the son and his mother can be sued for damages. What’s more, the mother will likely be given a ticket.

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