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  • Manuals in Kentucky

    On this page you will find a wealth of links to helpful handbooks and manuals provided by the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing (DDL). Most of them are available in PDF format, and must be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available for free.

    Driver Manual

    The Kentucky Driver Manual could almost be called a one-stop shop for all your driver licensing questions. The manual offers information regarding:

    • Laws for new drivers.
    • Licensing processes.
    • Change of name and/or address.
    • Renewal or duplicate licenses.
    • Military residents.
    • Commercial driver licenses.
    • Motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, trail bikes, and ATVs.
    • Road rules and driving tips.
    • Physical and mental condition of the driver.
    • Vehicle condition.
    • Organ and tissue donation.

    Commercial Driver License Manual

    The Kentucky Commercial Driver License Manual offers information regarding:

    • CDL tests
    • Rules
    • Safe driving
    • Safe cargo transportation
    • Passenger transportation
    • Air brakes
    • Combination vehicles
    • Doubles and triples
    • Tank vehicles
    • Hazardous materials
    • Pre-trip inspection test
    • Basic vehicle control test
    • On-road driving test
    • School buses


    The Kentucky DDL doesn't offer a motorcyle handbook per se, but it does offer a helpful page on motorcycle safety laws, as well as one for ATV safety laws. Check out our motorcyle license and registration pages for more information.

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