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Alabama Driver Manual (June 2016 Edition)

by Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Alabama Driver Manual June 2016 Edition by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Date Added: 07/05/2018


State of Alaska Driver Manual

by Alaska Department of Administration

State of Alaska Driver Manual

Date Added: 08/27/2018


Arizona Driver License Manual and Customer Service Guide

by The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division

This manual is designed to help you obtain a driver license or an instruction permit by explaining the Arizona motor vehicle laws without using technical language. Details of the motor vehicle laws can be found in Arizona Revised Statutes at azleg.gov under Title 28 “Transportation” which offers the most up to date and accurate information.

Date Added: 08/28/2018


Arkansas Driver License Study Guide, Volume 1

by Arkansas Police

With a driver license comes the responsibility of being familiar with the laws of the road. As a driver you are accountable for what may be thrown from the vehicle onto a city street or state highway.

Date Added: 08/23/2019


California Driver Handbook 2018

by State of California Department of Motor Vehicles

Californians drive more than 350 billion miles a year – more than any other state. We want to make that ride as safe, sustainable and efficient as possible. Please do your part by carefully studying this California Driver Handbook and practice safe driving habits. Together, we can improve California’s roadways.

Date Added: 08/28/2018


Colorado Driver Handbook

by Colorado Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles

The Driver Handbook is a summary of the laws, rules and safe driving practices that apply to all persons who drive a vehicle in the state of Colorado. It is based on current laws, legislation and department policies and is subject to change. It is not a book of laws and should not be used as a basis for any legal claims or actions. It is a book of information only and does not supersede Colorado Revised Statutes. Traffic regulations in cities, towns, counties and federal territories may go beyond state laws, as long as they do not conflict with state law. For more information on Colorado motor vehicle laws refer to the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) Vehicles and Traffic, Title 42 Common Code book.

Date Added: 08/28/2018


Driver's Manual, State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

by State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Connecticut takes pride in its highway safety initiatives and efforts to make the roads safer for all who use them. This work involves driver licensing and ensuring that new and renewing drivers are aware of safety’s critical role when behind the wheel. For the state’s youngest drivers, obtaining your license is a time of joy and freedom, but it comes with great responsibility. Two years ago Connecticut imposed tougher teen driving laws for 16- and 17-year-old drivers. These laws, along with stiffer penalties, were put into place to keep you safe on the road as you learn and become a more experienced driver. It takes time and practice. We hope you understand that the laws and penalties are in place to help reduce crashes, injuries and deaths.

Date Added: 08/29/2018


Driver's Manual (State of Connecticut)

by Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles and American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Compiled by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, with the assistance of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, this manual attempts to provide a general familiarity with the principles of safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle.

Date Added: 08/29/2018


District of Columbia Driver Manual

by District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles

This manual provides information on safe driving rules and practices all drivers should know. This manual provides information on all aspects of driving. Be sure to read the entire manual carefully. If you do not read and study this manual, you will not pass the knowledge test required for obtaining a DC driver license. You will not be permitted to refer to this manual while taking the examination.

Date Added: 08/27/2018


Delaware Driver Manual

by Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles

This manual gives you information on safe driving rules and practices to help you become a safe driver. Be sure to read the manual carefully. Unless you know the information in this manual, you cannot pass our knowledge tests. This manual attempts to cover the major elements of Delaware law; however, it cannot cover all parts of federal or State law. If a conflict exists, then the actual code or legislation will always take precedence.

Date Added: 08/28/2018


Florida Class E Driver License

by Florida Department of Highway Safety and Vehicles and Motor

The Official Florida Driver License Handbook is produced by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). This guide has the information you need to prepare for the Florida Driver License Class E knowledge and skills exams and to help you drive safely and lawfully.

Date Added: 08/28/2018


Florida Class E Driver License 2017

by Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

This guide has the information you need to prepare for the Florida Driver License Class E knowledge and skills exams and to help you drive safely and lawfully.

Date Added: 04/17/2018


Georgia 2017 Driver's Manual

by Georgia Department of Driver Services

This manual is produced by the Regulatory Compliance Division of Georgia Department of Driver Services. The information contained in this manual is not intended to be an official legal reference to the Georgia traffic laws. It is intended only to explain, in everyday language, those laws, driving practices, and procedures that you will use most often. It should be noted that the material in this manual is subject to change to comply with amended State and Federal legislation. The department’s primary statutory responsibilities are set forth in Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.)

Date Added: 08/29/2018


Official Hawaii Driver's Manual

by State of Hawaii Department of Transportation

This manual is designed for use as a guide to help you become a safer driver and to help you qualify for a Hawaii driver’s license. The information contained herein does not supersede either state laws or county ordinances or any duly adopted rule or regulation.

Date Added: 08/28/2018


Idaho Driver's Manual

by The Idaho Transportation Department Division of Motor Vehicles

This handbook paraphrases the language of the Idaho Motor Vehicle Code. DMV handbooks are designed as road rules and regulations guides for new drivers and new Idaho residents. The driving manuals can help you learn the skills and laws you need to be a safe driver and help you prepare for your driving tests.

Date Added: 08/27/2018


2018 Illinois Rules of the Road

by The State of Illinois

This edition of the Illinois Rules of the Road is as accurate as possible at the time of publication. The booklet contains information you must know to pass the written test on traffic laws and signs in order to obtain basic driving privileges. It includes information on obtaining a driver’s license, driver’s license laws, traffic safety issues and general information regarding Illinois traffic laws and ordinances.

The language of the Illinois Compiled Statutes is condensed and paraphrased and does not cover every law or explain every possible situation that motorists may face while operating a motor vehicle. The manual also provides highway safety information not in the law. It is intended as a tool for drivers and should not be cited as a legal authority in court. Additional information and forms are available at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

Date Added: 08/27/2018


The Indiana Driver's Manual

by Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) issues three types of credentials. The first category of credential is driver’s licenses, which include an operator’s license and commercial driver’s license (CDL). The second category of credential is learner’s permits, which include an operator learner’s permit (herein referred to as learner’s permit), motorcycle learner’s permit, and a commercial learner’s permit. The third category of credential is an identification card, which is available to all residents of Indiana, and is issued at no cost to voting-age Indiana residents. More details on the BMV’s credentials appear later in this chapter.

Date Added: 08/29/2018


Iowa Driver's Manual

by Iowa Department of Transportation

This manual will provide you the information needed for a general understanding of the principles of safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle. However, it is NOT intended to serve as a precise statement of Iowa statutes concerning the operation of a motor vehicle and should not be considered as such.

Date Added: 08/28/2018


Kansas Driving Handbook

by The Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles

This manual provides information on safe driving rules and practices all drivers should know. This manual does NOT provide information on all aspects of driving. You may have to contact the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Vehicles for additional information. Be sure to read the entire manual carefully. You should read and study this manual to help you pass the written test(s) for a Driver’s License.

Date Added: 08/27/2018


Kentucky Driver Manual

by Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky Drivers Manual has been prepared by the Kentucky State Police to provide you with the knowledge and basic skills to become a safe and courteous driver. By thoroughly studying this manual, you will develop good driving habits and a better understanding the traffic laws of Kentucky. It should be your goal to learn everything you can before starting your driving career. By committing yourself to this goal, you will in turn make the roadways of Kentucky safer for everyone.

Date Added: 08/29/2018


Louisiana Class D and E Driver's Guide

by Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles

This guide is designed to provide you with the rules of the road, knowledge to assist you in making better driving decisions and valuable information on safety and sharing the road with others. It is incumbent upon you, the driver, to respect all traffic laws and other drivers as well.

This guide is not intended to be an official legal reference to the Louisiana traffic laws. It only highlights those laws, driving practices and procedures that you will use most often. It should be noted that the material in this guide is subject to change to comply with amended State and Federal legislations.

Date Added: 08/27/2018


State of Maine Motorist Handbook and Study Guide

by State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles

One of life's great rites of passage is obtaining our first driver's license. It represents a milestone in independence; indeed, with the invention of the automobile, the ability to operate a motor vehicle represents the greatest level of freedom, flexibility, and mobility in human history. As exciting as having a valid license and a dependable motor vehicle can be, great danger awaits the unwary motorist. Let us never forget that we are driving a two thousand pound piece of steel. We must be vigilant, at all times, in our attention to driving to protect not only ourselves, but all others who are sharing Maine's roadways.

As you review and learn the contents of this manual, it is important to keep in mind that everything around you as a driver--from the painted lines in the road, the road signs, traffic control lights and rumble strips to the safety belts, directional signals, airbags, and anti-lock brakes--has been developed and mandated for use because, in their absence, someone died. While these devices greatly enhance the odds of emerging safely from a crash, the most critical component is the skill of the operator. That's where you come in.

Date Added: 07/05/2018


Maryland Driver's Manual

by Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

The MVA knowledge test that you must pass to get a non-commercial Class C learner's permit is based on information in the Maryland Driver's Manual. The manual includes basic knowledge on driver safety for new drivers, including: Maryland's traffic laws; highway signs that warn and direct traffic; safe driving practices. The graphics, full-color design, and brief paragraphs are easy to read and packed with driver safety facts.

Date Added: 08/27/2018


2011 Maryland Driver's Manual

by Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator

Every day, thousands of drivers make the decision to multi-task, speed, tailgate, run red lights and take their aggression out on other road users, putting themselves and others sharing the road at risk. Driving a motor vehicle on public roadways is a serious responsibility. It is our commitment at the Motor Vehicle Administration to promote driver safety and to carry out our regulatory responsibilities in keeping our highways safe. Therefore, be sure to keep in mind the key message that all road users have something in common; we are on this road together. It is everyone's responsibility to take the high road and share the road.

Date Added: 08/27/2018


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Driver's Manual

by Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

For new drivers, this booklet is a useful tool for understanding the licensing process and for studying the rules of the road. For experienced drivers, this booklet offers more than the procedure for obtaining a learner’s permit. It provides valuable information on RMV policies, changes to driving laws, and safe driving tips.

Date Added: 08/27/2018



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