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New York 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

Check the New York DMV official site 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 CarlosFranklin on 22nd Sep 2014

My Drive´s License expired at

My Drive´s License expired at 2005 and I did not renew it. I was living at Brazil S.A. all those years. I have a Passport with a valid I-551 Stamp and also a Social Security Card. I have a New York State adress. What do I need more to aply for a new Drive´s License? Thank You.

Submitted by shinningstar123 on 17th Apr 2012

Hi,would you find finding a

Hi,would you find finding a website that has a practice quiz .

Submitted by keemo on 12th Jan 2012

its not letting me take the

its not letting me take the practice test

Submitted by severelyfallen on 18th May 2010

justtt tryin to get my

justtt tryin to get my permit

Submitted by charlene word on 25th Oct 2009

can i still pay for my

can i still pay for my permitt had done online through the school in 2005?

Submitted by yami1492 on 25th Oct 2009

I CREATED THIS ACCOUNT TO

I CREATED THIS ACCOUNT TO TAKE PRACTICE TEST TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ALL OF MY PRACTICE AND SEE HOW I PROGRESS

Submitted by jennydmv on 23rd Feb 2012

ok

ok

Submitted by aleciahiggins on 5th Sep 2009

this helps mi alot

this helps mi alot

Submitted by ericalopez on 26th Aug 2009

I want to take the test

I want to take the test practice

Submitted by neyda179 on 14th Oct 2011

i want to take the drivig

i want to take the drivig test practice

Submitted by Anonymous on 12th Apr 2011

my name is james morrison jr

my name is james morrison jr and i am struggling tom pass the test get my permit no matter how many times i take the test i can never pass it.

Submitted by Anonymous on 15th Apr 2011

go to the dvm drivers manual

go to the dvm drivers manual test practice on the website and they are the same exact questions that are on the test

Submitted by SHardnett on 13th Jul 2009

i want to learn to drive

i want to learn to drive

Submitted by JaB0iiEdDi3 on 29th Jun 2009

you get the drivers permit at

you get the drivers permit at 16

Submitted by JaB0iiEdDi3 on 29th Jun 2009

Hello my name is Eddie..i

Hello my name is Eddie..i juss got my learners permit wud i have to wait til im 17 or can i take the test for my juniors license soon?

Submitted by Anonymous on 15th Feb 2011

u gotta take the 5 hour

u gotta take the 5 hour course b4 getting ur license

Submitted by sndrlnc on 7th Jun 2009

I would like to know how much

I would like to know how much is it to take the wriiten and the five hour driving class?

Submitted by poohbear92 on 2nd May 2009

your doing good

your doing good

Submitted by CRISTINA on 25th Apr 2009

hi,my name is cristina.I

hi,my name is cristina.I haved a question.Im 19 years old,what should I do first take thet written test or theh one thah I haved too drive.Which one should I take first,and what documents I need when I go to theh DMV OFFICE.

Submitted by JaB0iiEdDi3 on 29th Jun 2009

social security and birth

social security and birth certificate and you have to take the written test for....so they know that you kno the rules of the road first you can only get 6 wrong

Submitted by k3n0siv3k on 15th Apr 2009

if i pay for the written test

if i pay for the written test once do i have to pay again

Submitted by JaB0iiEdDi3 on 29th Jun 2009

you only pay for the written

you only pay for the written test if you pass and if you dnt pass then you shouldnt have to pay for it

Submitted by brady93 on 31st Mar 2009

im 15 and a half can i get my

im 15 and a half can i get my permit

Submitted by kimhot1 on 23rd Feb 2009

thank you

thank you

Submitted by shaki on 15th Feb 2009

i want to get my dirvers

i want to get my dirvers permit...

would they let me take the test at the age of 15?

Submitted by brady93 on 31st Mar 2009

did they let u take the test

did they let u take the test at 15

Submitted by kim1230 on 5th Feb 2009

do you have to pay for the

do you have to pay for the written test before or after u take the test?

Submitted by HONEYSUCKLE28 on 12th Feb 2009

you take the test first if

you take the test first if you pass then you pay according to your age.

Submitted by shawnta on 2nd Feb 2009

my,permit

my,permit

Submitted by metfan926 on 23rd Jan 2009

i am trying to get me

i am trying to get me permit

Submitted by shelly29 on 21st Jan 2009

trying to obtain my permit

trying to obtain my permit

Submitted by Kelsey_Callari on 20th Jan 2009

Do i have to have a permit to

Do i have to have a permit to attend driving school?

Submitted by Sweetz234 on 19th Jan 2009

I want To Get My Permit

I want To Get My Permit

Submitted by time4455 on 14th Jan 2009

i need to take the test

i need to take the test

Submitted by MissLaToya26 on 16th Jan 2009

can i take the practice test

can i take the practice test now?

Submitted by minabejbi on 16th Aug 2010

Hey my name is Mina and im

Hey my name is Mina and im 19 yrs old ..can i get 6 points by bringing my new york state ID, birth certificate and a parent?