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Minnesota 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 DDVS 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 bambamkcm on 30th Jun 2015

Why do I always get a

Why do I always get a Commercial handbook when I click on manual? I just want a regular driving manual. Who put this website together?

Submitted by johnmichaelphillips on 12th Apr 2015

go here

go here

Submitted by crystalgem on 9th Dec 2014

The driver's handbook link

The driver's handbook link only links to a commercial license manual??

Submitted by Anand (not verified) on 19th Dec 2011

The link for Online driver's

The link for Online driver's manual is broken

Submitted by aimster32002 (not verified) on 19th Dec 2009

The link to the Driver's

The link to the Driver's manual is broken.

Submitted by JP on 28th Apr 2010



Submitted by mcduffee124 (not verified) on 19th Jan 2013

no its not. It still doesnt

no its not. It still doesnt work...

Submitted by anab (not verified) on 2nd Feb 2009



Submitted by terrible-website on 5th Mar 2015

this website is terrible -

this website is terrible - link only goes to commercial license - nothing for the average citizen. This is a joke