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    SUMMARY: Idaho Driver Handbooks

    In Idaho, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers a series of publications to help you get your driver’s license, including the ID driver’s manual, commercial driver’s license manual, and motorcycle operator’s manual. Also available online is the Idaho Vehicle Code.

    Continue reading this page to find links to the various driving manuals and handbooks available in Idaho.

    Idaho Driver’s Handbook

    The Idaho Driver’s Manual provides the information you need to pass the Idaho driver license exams (also available in Spanish and audio format). Subjects include:

    • Driver’s licensing process.
    • Traffic laws.
    • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
    • Signs, signals, and markings.
    • Basic driving skills.
    • Driving in dangerous weather.
    • Driving on the freeway.
    Don't Forget an Online Practice Test!

    Although studying the Idaho Driver Manual is an excellent suggestion, we also recommend preparing for the written exam with an online practice test

    Commercial Driver's Manual in ID

    Before you can obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Idaho, you’ll need to pass the CDL written and skills exams. You will need to read the ID Commercial Driver License Manual, which is also offered in Spanish.

    What’s in the Idaho CDL Manual?

    Within the Idaho CDL manual, you'll learn about about topics including:

    • How to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safely.
    • CDL instruction permits.
    • How to apply for a commercial driver license (CDL).
    • Idaho CDL skills test.
    • Pre-trip inspections.
    • Backing safely.
    • Shifting gears.
    • Transporting hazardous materials.
    • Transporting passengers and cargo.

    The CDL manual also contains series of sample questions so you know what to expect when it comes time to take your Idaho DMV written exam. You can also take a CDL practice test online.

    Motorcycle Operator Manual

    Before applying for a motorcycle license in Idaho, you’ll need to study the Idaho Motorcycle Operator’s Manual.

    You learn:

    • How to prepare for riding a motorcycle.
    • How to apply for an ID motorcycle license.
    • What to expect when taking your knowledge and skills tests.
    • How to navigate intersections.
    • How to deal with mechanical problems.
    • How to handle dangerous surfaces.
    • Basic vehicle control techniques.
    • How to share the road with other vehicles and bicyclists.

    To get more help in studying for the exam, you can take an Idaho motorcycle practice test online. This will help you determine whether you need to study some more before taking the Idaho DMV written test.

    Idaho Vehicle Code

    You can browse through the ID Motor Vehicle Code to learn more about laws relating to drivers and vehicles, traffic school, dealer licensing, and more.

    Reading the traffic code may be helpful if you’ve received a traffic ticket and wish to fight the charge. To learn more about responding to a citation, visit our Traffic Tickets page.

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