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California Driver's License Manual

In order to apply for your Driver's License you must first pass a written test. The driver's manual is the book that provides the information you need to know in order to pass your written test and to get your driver's permit. It is important to read the manual because Section 2 and 3 have pertinent information necessary to pass this test.

Information Covered in the Manual

The manual provides information regarding different types of licenses, state traffic laws, road signs, safe driving information and regulations - all of which will help you drive safely and successfully. For example:

  • You must pull over and stop at the side of the road for any emergency vehicle with its lights or sirens on
  • Signs in yellow with black lettering and symbols are usually warning signs

Sections of the Manual

There are several chapters within each part of the manual. The 3 major sections include:
  1. Information about licenses and owning a vehicle
  2. Traffic laws and regulations
  3. Safe driving suggestions
You can download a copy of the Driver's Manual for more detailed information.

Where to Get a Hard Copy of the Manual

Please see the Driver's Manual Here for an online copy of the manual and practice quizzes for each chapter OR the manual is available to purchase at any DMV office.


As well as reading the manual, It is important to review all information regarding acquiring a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Please use the following links to gain more knowledge about the licensing process.

Reviews of California Driver's License Manual

Для пополнения оборотных средств в сфере микрокредитования и расширения сферы деятельности (выдача денежных средств в кредит, для физических и юридических лиц, под залог электроники, золотых и ювелирных изделий, любого транспортного средства, недвижимости) в определенном субъекте РФ, частное лицо, принимает денежные средства в качестве инвестиций по Договору Займа:

• Срок размещения: 3, 6, 9 или 12 месяцев;

• Начисление процентов 7% в месяц;

• Размер вклада от 200.000 руб.;

• Выплата % ежеквартально.

Способ внесения: через систему мгновенных банковских переводов, электронных платежей, наличными при встрече, на банковский счет (на указанное лицо и указанным способом по договору).

Способ выплат: по желанию вкладчика (указывается в договоре).

Цель инвестирования: получение выгодного (по сравнению с банковскими депозитами) гарантированного дохода.

Гарантии: в качестве гарантий могут служить:

• Договор Займа на конкретное лицо;

• Документы, подтверждающие оплату и получение денежных средств;

• Договор на кредитование физического или юридического лица;

• Залог (золотые и ювелирные изделия, автотранспортное средство, недвижимость, - обычно это составляет по оценочной стоимости не более 40-70% от рыночной цены).

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So I'm 18 and I've had my permit since I was around 17 and a half. When I go to take my license test, because I already passed the written test for my permit, do I need to take the written test again or can I just take the driving portion? Thanks.

Hello, I am planning on getting my Drivers License but I don't have a permit. Do I need a permit before I can even apply to get my drivers license.

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How much do you pay for retaking the WRITTEN part of the test??? I can't find the answer anywhere!!

The links to the manual doesn't work... Gives me 404 error

everytime i click to download it, a page comes up and says there is an error and i clicked a broken

I have my permit issued to me in a different state.Do i have to retake the written test in the current state im in?

Hello, I am a 19 soon to be 20 year old female, and I've never had my permit or anything. I'm being told I still need a permit before taking my tests for driving. Is this true? Or not. Anyone know?

I'm 18, and want to start driving. But i don't know where to begin. Can someone help me on what to do????

Hello, so i already passed my written test, and now i want to schedule my driving test, is there anywhere on line i can schedule it... thanks in advance.

Hi I'm 16 & i wana get my driving permit so what do i have to do to get it ? ? ? because this all just confused me.

I am 21 yrs old, I have never had my license at all. I was just wondering if I have to take the written & driving test or do I just take the driving or do I just take the written.

Does anyone know? Please let me know...

you have to take both the driving and the written test because it is your first time taken the test and you never had your licence before.

I am 19 years old... my question is do you really need to pass the writting test?? i mean i do know the signs and what to do and my driving is really good im just scared that im not gonna pass the writting test.

is the only exception for minors driving only with a permit to have an adult in the passenger seat?

I am 29 years old. I am a female I never have drive. Because know body in my family teach me. I have a partime job that require me to travel one store to another. I been haveing this phobia about driving. I been catching the bus since 11 years already! I want to start learning how to drive. I want to know since I am 29 do I need a drivers permit! What are the steps I need to get there….?

hi! i hope somebody else has a better answer, but guess what,, im 30, and i have the same phobia,,, im soo scared of just hurting some one :S .. but well, look, i had to take the written test, its around $35 you have 3 chances, when you pass they give you a permit for 1 year, this should be enough for you to practice with someone that has a calif. license. Hope this helps...

what will i gonna do to gain back my confidence in driving...??? i learn to drive when i was at 10....i can drive our car in the city where in i dont even had my license that time but i didnt disobey any traffic rules then i met accident 2 yrs ago before i come here....that stops me to drive and apply for dl know im tired to be a passenger but i cant be like this all the time.....can someone give me advice or pull my confidence up after having a 10 years experience of just 22 right now and most of the people i met on my age drives and i pity myself then...jasha

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are the new L's long ways only for under age drivers? are they jus new for evryone?

can 171/2 year old permitted driver drive with 22 year old licensed driver?



has to be 25 year old licensed driver.

How old and what weight can have no car seat on?

You have to 7 and weight more than 60

how can i get the drivers handbook mailed to me and when i turn 18 in june what do i need to take with me to the dmv to take the test so i can get my drivers license

i am disabled. I heard from friends that my child 17 can skip driving school and get her drivers liscense so she can drive for me does anyone have any info on this? If so can you please help me with this!!

she has to be 18. I am currently 18 and didn't have to take the permit test or go through driving school, i went ahead and took the actual behind the wheel test without any of the previous tests. However if you want her to practice driving before the test, she needs to get her permit to practice driving, she cant just skip that and practice.

So when you are 18, what test do you need to take exactly...

Once your 18 you can skip the permit test and go straight for drivers license, but you cannot drive on the road without a permit/license, no matter your age.

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Switching lanes without a blinker is it consider a violation?

No, but you must signal with arm (out for left, and down for right) or proper blinker (i.e., Left or Right). A bike blinker just (hopefully) keeps you from being run over in Los Angeles. Use arm signal and prayer on bike, and arm signal or (left or right) blinkers on cars.



yes it is. is considered dangerous. like cutting someone off