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Kansas Driver's License Manual

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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.


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 chassteele (not verified) on 11th Jul 2011

I have been trying to

I have been trying to download a copy of the DLM and it will not load I have tried multiple times and unable each time. I do not want to buy one can I access it a different way.

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You have to have Adobe Reader

You have to have Adobe Reader on your computer to open the document. I believe it is a free and safe program to download. I have it on my computer and I was able to open the document and print it.

Submitted by L. D. Winegardner (not verified) on 17th Dec 2011

How do I Download a copy of

How do I Download a copy of the DLM