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    Alabama Driver Manual

    The Alabama Driver Manual is an excellent resource for all drivers. It discusses Alabama's traffic laws, rules of the road, and traffic signs.

    The manual is published by the Department of Public Safety. It is available at all driver's license offices or online in PDF format. If you'd like to print the manuals from your own computer, you must download the free Adobe Reader

    For more information, please see the section on the state's Manuals.

    Motorcycle Manual

    For your convenience, the motorcycle manual is available online. The following topics are covered:

    • Knowing your motorcycle
    • Basic vehicle control
    • Knowing your responsibilities
    • Lane sharing
    • Intersections
    • Riding at night
    • Handling dangerous surfaces
    • Carrying passengers or cargo
    • Coping with fatigue

    For more information, please see the section on the state's Motorcycle Manual.

    Commercial Driver's Manual

    The Department of Public Safety publishes a CDL Manual for commercial drivers. This comprehensive document provides information on the following topics:

    • Driving safety
    • Transporting cargo
    • Transporting passengers
    • Air brakes
    • Combination vehicles
    • Doubles and triples
    • Tank vehicles
    • Hazardous materials
    • Testing procedures

    Boater's Handbook

    Alabama law also requires a vessel license for all operators of motorized vehicles on Alabama's waterways. You must be at least 12 years old to apply for a vessel license.

    The Boater's Handbook can be viewed online. Tests for this license are given at your local driver's license office.

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