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  • Driver Handbook in Florida

    The State of Florida is committed to helping residents obtain driver licenses for the vehicles they own. While there are a lot of regulations, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides all the free training materials and information you need to succeed.

    Florida Driver's Handbook

    The Florida Driver's Handbook is available at your local office or online in English and Spanish. To access online you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

    The Florida Drivers Handbook answers all of the following:

    • Licensing procedures, including classes of licenses, exams required, proper identification, ID cards, and organ donor requirements.
    • Driver responsibilities, including the point system, suspension regulations, insurance laws, and accident reporting laws.
    • Driving techniques, including rules of the road, parking, right-of-way, and speed limits.
    • Signals and signs, including traffic signals, road signs, and pavement markings
    • Vehicle requirements, including standards for equipment, braking regulations, towing rules, and bicycles.
    • Miscellaneous information, including first aid and how to obtain your driving record or a crash report.

    Florida Motorcycle Operator Manual

    For motorcycle riders, there is a Motorcycle Handbook available in English or Spanish, which is explained further on our Motorcycle Manual page.

    Florida CDL Handbook

    Florida also provides a comprehensive manual for people seeking commercial driver licenses (CDLs). The Florida CDL Handbook (also available in Spanish) covers the following:

    • Intro to CDLs, including disqualifications and basic rundown of required tests.
    • Safe driving rules, including shifting gears, vehicle inspection, controlling speed, driving at night, and driving emergencies.
    • Cargo transportation safety, including securing cargo, weights and balancing, and inspections.
    • Passenger transportation safety, including loading, prohibited actions, and use of brake-door interlocks.
    • Air brakes, including parts, inspection, and use of brakes.
    • Safe practices with specialty vehicles, including combinations, double and triple trailers, tanks, and school buses.
    • Hazardous materials, including loading, unloading, and emergencies.
    • Pre-trip inspection test, including special rules for specific vehicles.
    • Basic vehicle control test, including how the test is scored.
    • On-road driving test, including how the test is scored.
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