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Washington 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 DOL 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 jcj61683 on 23rd Dec 2015

so I was told to go to this

so I was told to go to this site and that I would be able to take the written test online for a fee which I paid with a credit card after spending 2 hrs reading the manual and another hr and ahalf taking the test and not being able to print it out due to incapabilities of my laptop I called the dmv for assistance to which I ended up clicking off the page to open an email and send test confirmation I can no longer find my test scores if anyone can help it woulkd be greatly appreciated seeing as I need my license so I can start work

Submitted by rolbjen on 6th Apr 2015

Hello, my name is Roxanne

Hello, my name is Roxanne Manahane from Federal Way. I can't remember when was the day I went in to the office on 324th. I turn in my DL from back home and they gave a paper the has a number with partial of my lastname to bring to any knowledge and written test. . How can I get that number so I can bring to the office in kent and take the written test. Please email me back.