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    Accessing the Manuals

    Need to study traffic laws, but have no time to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles? The California DMV has publications online. You can also access these handbooks in HTML format (no downloads required) on the California DMV Publications page.

    Available Manuals

    The DMV offers several driver manuals, or handbooks, to help you pass the traffic laws and signs exams:

    See our Driver Handbook and Motorcycle Manual articles for more details about those.

    Other Languages

    The California Driver Handbook is also available in languages.

    To receive any of these by mail, contact your local DMV office or call (800) 777-0133 between 8 am and 5 pm.

    Other Handbooks

    A few other handbooks are available on other topics:

    A comprehensive list of informational brochures, application checklists, forms, and other downloadable information from the DMV is available on our Forms page.