Most drivers assume they’re great behind the wheel. But we’ve all seen enough speeding, swerving and just downright questionable behavior on the road to realize some people are deluding themselves.
“Public polls show that most Americans think they are above-average drivers, which technically is impossible,” says Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association. “When we overestimate our skill level, we put not only ourselves, but others on the road at risk.”
You can avoid tickets and fender benders (or worse!) by honestly assessing your driving ability. If it has been a while since you’ve dusted off your driver’s ed manual, take our quiz to see if your skills are still up to par or if it’s time for a defensive driving course to sharpen your skills.
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Getting ready for your DMV permit or driver's license test is tough. Sometimes it's hard to find the official source, among other things. We've done the hard part for you and collected the official DMV handbooks for every U.S. state.
These are the most recent versions of each state's driver's manuals - we monitor the DMV websites to make sure you're always able to get the updated copy. As soon as there's a change at the DMV - we'll update the link on this page.
Oftentimes, you may also be able to pick up a hard copy of a DMV handbook at your local DMV office. If you prefer a digital copy, select your state in the drop-down above to get the latest official driver's manual (2021).
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Is There More Than One Manual?
Your state's Department of Motor Vehicles provides a number of driver's manuals and handbooks to help you become a safe driver. Those include a standard driver's license manual, a motorcycle license manual and a CDL (commercial driver's license) manual.See CDL manuals
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For those times when you just don't have a desktop or laptop around, you can read the PDF version of your state's driver's manual on your smartphone using the convenient mobile PDF viewer.
The manual can also be downloaded to your device for offline use, if you prefer.
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