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    SUMMARY: Arkansas Driver's Manuals

    The Arkansas Office of Driver Services (ODS) provides manuals and handbooks to help you become a safer driver. Available manuals include the AR driver’s license study guide, manual for commercial drivers, and the motorcycle endorsement study guide. You can also read the AR Vehicle Code if you’re interested in vehicle and traffic laws.

    On this page, you’ll find links to all the study guides you’ll need to pass your driver’s license tests in Arkansas.

    Arkansas Driver’s Handbook

    The Arkansas Driver License Study Guide (also available in Spanish) is designed to help you pass the required driver’s license exams and learn how to drive safely. You will learn about the following topics and more:

    • Applying for your AR driver’s license.
    • Preparing for your road skills test.
    • Safe driving techniques and safety equipment.
    • Sharing the road with other vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
    • Adjusting vehicle speed for weather conditions.
    • State traffic rules.
    • Handling emergency situations.
    Don't Forget an Online Practice Test!

    A perfect complement to studying the Arkansas Driver Handbook is using an online practice test to prepare for the written exam. It's a great way to ensure passing on your first attempt.

    AR Commercial Driver's Manual

    The Arkansas Commercial Driver License Manual will help you study for the written and road skills tests. It's full of detailed information you’ll need to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL). You’ll learn all about:

    • Vehicle inspections.
    • What to do in an emergency.
    • Transporting cargo and passengers safely.
    • Air brakes.
    • Combination vehicles.
    • Transporting hazardous materials.

    Also included in the CDL manual are sample questions to prepare you for the written knowledge exam. For more DMV study questions, you can take an online CDL practice test.

    Motorcycle Operator Manual

    If you're going to apply for your motorcycle license in Arkansas, check out the Arkansas Motorcycle Endorsement Study Guide. You’ll find information about:

    • Proper riding gear.
    • Basic motorcycle control.
    • How to navigate intersections.
    • Carrying passengers.
    • Riding in a group safely.

    To prepare for the Arkansas ODS written exam, try some of the practice questions included in the study guide or take a practice test available online.

    Arkansas Vehicle Code

    You can view the AR Vehicle Code online to find details about specific rules and regulations concerning vehicles, driver's licenses, and traffic laws in Arkansas.

    When you arrive at the Arkansas State Legislature website, select "Title 27 Transportation."

    Reading the code may be useful if you’ve recently received a traffic ticket and would like the charge explained. For information about how to respond to a traffic citation, read our Traffic Tickets in AR page.

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