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    SUMMARY: Florida Driver Handbook

    On this page, you’ll find information about the FL driver handbook, commercial driver handbook, motorcycle handbook, and vehicle code.

    Continue reading this page to find links to Florida’s driver handbooks and manuals.

    Florida Driver Handbook

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) offers training materials like the Driver Handbook to help you get a FL driver’s license.

    Browse the Florida Driver's Handbook online in both English and Spanish, or visit your local FL DHSMV office to obtain a hard copy.

    What's in the FL Driver Handbook?

    The Florida Driver Handbook contains information about the following topics:

    • How to apply for a driver’s license.
    • DMV point system.
    • Driver’s license suspensions.
    • Insurance and accident reporting laws.
    • Driving skills, including rules of the road, parking, and speed limits.
    • Traffic signals, road signs, and pavement markings.
    • Vehicle equipment requirements.
    • How to obtain your FL driving record.
    Don't Forget an Online Practice Test!

    A perfect complement to studying the FL Driver Handbook is preparing for the written exam with the help of an online practice test. These comprehensive study guides have been created to help you pass the test on your first attempt. Our certified partner offers practice tests for most types of vehicles, including cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles.

    Commercial Driver Handbook

    The FL DHSMV also provides the Florida Commercial Driver Handbook (also available in Spanish) with information about all of the following topics:

    • Introduction to commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), including disqualifications and required tests.
    • The on-road driving test, including how the test is scored.
    • Pre-trip inspection test, including special rules for specific vehicles.
    • Safe driving rules (e.g., shifting gears, vehicle inspection, controlling speed, driving at night, driving emergencies).
    • Cargo transportation safety (securing cargo, weights and balancing, and inspections).
    • Passenger transportation safety, including loading, prohibited actions, and use of brake-door interlocks.
    • Air brakes (e.g., parts, inspection, use of brakes).
    • Hazardous materials (loading, unloading, and emergencies).

    To learn more about getting a CDL in Florida, please visit our Applying for a CDL page.

    Motorcycle Handbook in FL

    If you’re looking to get a motorcycle license, the motorcycle handbook is available in both English and Spanish.

    The FL motorcycle handbook discusses all of the following topics:

    • Motorcycle laws and licensing procedures in Florida.
    • FL Rider Training Program (FRTP).
    • Helmet and eyewear regulations.
    • Choosing the right motorcycle gear.
    • Riding skills, including carrying passengers.
    • Knowledge and road skills tests.

    Visit our Motorcycle License in Florida page to learn how to apply.

    Access the Florida Vehicle Code

    The Florida Vehicle Code covers topics ranging from driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations, and titles, to accident procedures and FL traffic laws.

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