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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 nayeli on 19th Jan 2009

is the cdl test the same as

is the cdl test the same as the written test?

Submitted by nayeli on 19th Jan 2009

im 16 n i want to get a

im 16 n i want to get a permit....

do i have to take the classes?

Submitted by eliseo on 30th Jan 2009

you have to take drivers ed

you have to take

drivers ed and then driving school after you get your permit.

Submitted by kassandra on 16th Jan 2009

how do i take a pre taste

how do i take a pre taste

Submitted by Randy on 16th Jan 2009

take pre test

take pre test

Submitted by sandiegoboy1904 on 16th Jan 2009

i want to take a pretest!

i want to take a pretest!

Submitted by tammy on 14th Jan 2009

where do u got to take a

where do u got to take a pre-test

Submitted by roberto gonzalez on 21st Jan 2009

i want to take a pre-test for

i want to take a pre-test for class b passengers

Submitted by AUSTINS925 on 14th Jan 2009

IM A 18 YEAR OLD STUDENT THAT

IM A 18 YEAR OLD STUDENT THAT GOES TO COLLEGE AND I WANT MY LICENSE

Submitted by peteroran on 21st Jan 2009

i want my licence

i want my licence

Submitted by carrielynnC on 27th Aug 2009

So Do I

So Do I

Submitted by ashleytaylor on 9th Jan 2009

has anyone actually found

has anyone actually found practice tests? the ones on the website cost money and don't help at all....

Submitted by Darneisha1 on 8th Jan 2009

test for passenger

test for passenger endorsment

Submitted by roberto gonzalez on 21st Jan 2009

passenger endorsment

passenger endorsment pre-test

Submitted by shirsch on 1st Jan 2009

The link to acquire a Drivers

The link to acquire a Drivers Manual, is for New York, not California. Thus it is a useless link for this website.

Submitted by Uribe9 on 29th Dec 2008

yay!

yay!

Submitted by etoma7 on 27th Dec 2008

what to study for the driving

what to study for the driving test?

is it better if you practice with someone first, or see how someone drives and ask questions about what to see or about what to do when you're driving...,

Or just read the manual, that would specified everything that you should do when you're driving....

Submitted by hazleeyes on 15th Feb 2012

It be nice to have, a person

It be nice to have, a person to ask questions With. I Bin, geing 50% twice or A few Time's. AllsoJ ust Work On the ones you miss.

Submitted by Patricia rosale... on 30th Dec 2008

it better if i practice with

it better if i practice with someone first

Submitted by edward thomas on 21st Dec 2008

want to learn to diver

want to learn to diver