Manuals in California
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.
The DMV offers several driver manuals, or handbooks, to help you pass the traffic laws and signs exams:
- California Driver Handbook
Commercial Driver Handbook
- California Motorcycle Handbook
- Recreational Vehicles and Trailers Handbook
The California Driver Handbook is also available in other languages.
To receive any of these by mail, contact your local DMV office or call (800) 777-0133 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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.Other Topics in This Section