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Missouri 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 MVDL 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 dolphins05 on 4th Nov 2014

I'm not able to post a link

I'm not able to post a link but if you go to Missouri Department of Revenue website, you will be able to find the Drivers manual. Or do as I did and google it and it pops up to the right link.hope this helps

Submitted by philvc (not verified) on 4th Nov 2012

I try to download the manual.

I try to download the manual. I either get the commercial manual or a request to install a tool bar on my browser. Please fix the link to follow the correct path. This is very inconvenient. Also I don't know if the tool bar is secure.

Submitted by lkline28 (not verified) on 2nd May 2012

Yes I too am looking for the

Yes I too am looking for the driver's manual but it is not available here or at the DMV. Guess the MODOT needs better IT people

Submitted by Anonymous on 2nd Mar 2011

I have been to all the dmv's

I have been to all the dmv's trying to get a manual,they keep giving me a slip saying come to this website to see the manual and surprise surprise ITS NOT AVAILABLE HERE EITHER!!!!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous on 24th Feb 2011

it won't let me download the

it won't let me download the manual.. it says it isn't available anymore. you all need to do something about this..

Submitted by Suz (not verified) on 17th Mar 2009

I am trying to load the

I am trying to load the manual and it it is for NYS. HELP!!! I need the MO hadnbook.