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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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

Submitted by RomanMa on 24th Jul 2015

Для пополнения оборотных

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).

Готов к плодотворному сотрудничеству, обсуждению и разрешению любых вопросов.

Контакты:

E-MAIL - region.smol@gmail.com

Телефон при необходимости по переписке.

При желании готов к встрече в г. Москва, с Вами лично, либо с Вашим представителем.

Submitted by meyanameg on 27th May 2015

So I'm 18 and I've had my

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.

Submitted by tsapa on 16th Dec 2014

Hello, I am planning on

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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Submitted by russellsmith on 18th Mar 2013

It was with great interest,

It was with great interest, and to some extent amazement, that I observed some of our elected leaders and other officials traveled to Washington, D.C. to seek, some may say to beg, the federal government for assistance in addressing our energy crisis.It is not our energy "situation"; it is indeed a "crisis" of enormous proportions that is threatening the economic lifeblood of this territory.And now our leaders, some of whom may have visions of grandeur come 2014, have come to the realization that unless we fix this now, this territory could be in dire straits both economically and socially. I certainly wish them success on their mission; because if they succeed, all of us naturally would be the beneficiaries of reduced energy costs.I cannot help, however, but to point out again publicly how myopic our leaders have been in addressing this most urgent issue. Collectively, they have been somewhat reticent on this issue for years. Yes, there have been some piecemeal approaches in an attempt to address this issue, but not in a comprehensive manner.Now they are telling us that within the next 18 months (which I have heard mentioned from last year, and I am having a little difficulty trying to ascertain when the 18 months begin), we will be seeing some relief. I don't believe that all the available options are being discussed, at least not publicly.I must give some credit to some of our elected leaders, however, for acknowledging that we should have addressed this issue earlier but that it is better late than never.Really? This is yet another example of expecting different results using the same old models, with the same people being elected biennially. We must change the way in which we conduct business, if we wish to have different outcomes. For close to 50 years we had an oil refinery on our shores that generated gasoline excise taxes when sold on the mainland. We believe that we were entitled to those taxes and attempted to claim those taxes through the courts. We eventually lost that challenge, as we all know.I am not sure whether a nonlegal case was ever made to the federal government that, based on our dire economic situation and other financial considerations - such as the application of certain credit provisions that we are obligated to under the mirror tax system as to the applicability of the Internal Revenue Code - that perhaps a portion of the gasoline taxes could have been rebated to us for specific purposes and a specific time, such as for the building of new power generating facilities.Obviously we have now lost that leverage.It is my hope, and the hope of many in this territory such as those families who are camping out in their homes using candlelight and dipping water out of their cisterns or those businesses that have turned off their lights during business hours, that our elected leaders and other officials are successful in getting the feds to assist in bringing relief to this crisis.But we the people deserve to have the sort of leadership that is visionary and proactive. Come 2014, we must think fresh. - Marvin Pickering, St. Croix

Submitted by ephecyjease on 16th Mar 2013

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It is a pity, that now I can not express - it is compelled to leave. I will return - I will necessarily express the opinion.

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I will really love for you for guests posting on www.dmv.com

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Submitted by pypemeelf on 29th Nov 2012

Has anyone figured out this

Has anyone figured out this Rice situation?

Submitted by Wheerlorm on 29th Oct 2012

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Most teams will have many jerseys they use based upon whether they Philadelphia Flyers Jerseys are playing home or away matches as well as the season. This is ideal for us fans since it means we are able to select a style that best matches our very own preferences. You will find also special commemorative jerseys that will get launched once in awhile, for instance whenever a team wins the championship or remembers numerous decades in the overall game.

Submitted by tyce905 on 3rd Oct 2012

How much do you pay for

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

Submitted by oyvinne on 30th Jul 2012

The links to the manual

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

Submitted by dollormay on 26th Mar 2012

everytime i click to download

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

Submitted by dreahman on 27th Feb 2012

I have my permit issued to me

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?

Submitted by GDegrasse on 20th Feb 2012

Hello, I am a 19 soon to be

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?

Submitted by celierox247 on 16th Dec 2011

I'm 18, and want to start

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

Submitted by CBM2 on 2nd Aug 2011

Hello, so i already passed my

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.

Submitted by romero_brian on 1st Aug 2011

Hi I'm 16 & i wana get my

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.

Submitted by KASEYSAVAGE on 22nd Jul 2011

I am 21 yrs old, I have never

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...

Submitted by shyana b lee on 4th Jan 2012

you have to take both the

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.

Submitted by ArlynnLeon1992 on 6th Jun 2011

I am 19 years old... my

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.

Submitted by mrnewvegas on 16th May 2011

is the only exception for

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 2nd May 2011

I am 29 years old. I am a

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….?

Submitted by CBM2 on 3rd Aug 2011

hi! i hope somebody else has

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...

Submitted by Anonymous on 29th Apr 2011

what will i gonna do to gain

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 here...you 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 driving...im just 22 right now and most of the people i met on my age drives and i pity myself then...jasha

Submitted by cassyyx3 on 23rd Jun 2011

give it another chance :)

give it another chance :)

Submitted by mary lu on 2nd Jun 2011

hey my name is maria n i read

hey my name is maria n i read ur comment here on this page. now swyy 2bugg in but i couldnt help 4rm reading what u wrote so i think that u should give urself another chance cuz u diserve it n well lk u said u cant stay lk dat 4 ever right so just try 2b more careful while driving n always b positive and also religiouse or not have faith in GOD:)

Submitted by Anonymous on 27th Apr 2011

are the new L's long ways

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 14th Apr 2011

can 171/2 year old permitted

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 21st Apr 2011

yes

yes

Submitted by Anonymous on 24th Apr 2011

no!

no!

Submitted by Anonymous on 2nd May 2011

has to be 25 year old

has to be 25 year old licensed driver.

Submitted by Anonymous on 6th Apr 2011

How old and what weight can

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 11th Apr 2011

You have to 7 and weight more

You have to 7 and weight more than 60

Submitted by Anonymous on 1st Apr 2011

how can i get the drivers

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 31st Mar 2011

i am disabled. I heard from

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!!

Submitted by Anonymous on 2nd May 2011

she has to be 18. I am

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.

Submitted by Anonymous on 27th Mar 2011

So when you are 18, what test

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 26th Apr 2011

Once your 18 you can skip the

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.

Submitted by Anonymous on 9th Apr 2011

all i know is when your 18

all i know is when your 18 you can SKIP the permit test

Submitted by Anonymous on 7th Mar 2011

Where are the practice tests?

Where are the practice tests?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2nd Mar 2011

Gas is too much!

Gas is too much!

Submitted by Anonymous on 1st Mar 2011

How can I take a free written

How can I take a free written test?

Submitted by Anonymous on 17th Apr 2011

what do i need to take when i

what do i need to take when i go do my drivers test?

Submitted by raiders1 on 10th Feb 2011

hey how u do a free written

hey how u do a free written test online

Submitted by Anonymous on 1st Feb 2011

Switching lanes without a

Switching lanes without a blinker is it consider a violation?

Submitted by Anonymous on 5th Apr 2011

No, but you must signal with

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.

Submitted by Anonymous on 7th Feb 2011

yes

yes

Submitted by Anonymous on 3rd Feb 2011

yes

yes

Submitted by Anonymous on 1st Feb 2011

yes it is. is considered

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