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Texas 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 DPS 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 Tere_G_V (not verified) on 26th Sep 2012

I am looking for a spanish

I am looking for a spanish version of the manual and I am not finding it. A little help please?

Submitted by jachollett (not verified) on 15th Feb 2013

Learn English! Last time I

Learn English! Last time I checked a stop sign says STOP not ALTO...

Submitted by arlingtonnn on 20th Jun 2015

Why don't you stop being

Why don't you stop being rude? They clearly know English, Learn some damn manners.

Submitted by edomar2r (not verified) on 28th Feb 2012

It goes straight to the

It goes straight to the manual for me.

Submitted by Anonymous on 21st Apr 2011

it dose take you to the

it dose take you to the handbook u just have to fallow the steps

Submitted by Anonymous on 25th Mar 2011

You link to the drivers

You link to the drivers manual does not take you to the manual

Submitted by Anonymous on 16th Feb 2011

It is impossible to download

It is impossible to download the manual, so how can one be expected to do a review...

Submitted by Anonymous on 31st Jan 2011

I was trying to download a

I was trying to download a Texas Driver's Manual and found out that the link is no longer available. If it was moves, changed, or whatever, please make reference. If not remove the link!

Submitted by Divadyme2006 (not verified) on 17th Aug 2009

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Need a drivers license now