Driver Handbook in Michigan
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What Every Driver Must Know
Younger drivers will want to supplement their foray into the driving world with additional coursework, but drivers 18 and older will find that the 130-page driver's manual, What Every Driver Must Know, contains everything they need to pass the written portion of Michigan's driver license exam.
Included are sections devoted to new Michigan residents, general requirements, and the licensing process. You'll also find information on what forms of identification you'll need and what other paperwork to fill out.
Like many states, Michigan is cracking down on driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. There is substantial information on the effects of alcohol and on losing your driving privileges in the handbook.
As you'd expect, the handbook is packed with sections devoted to safety systems in your car, road signage and pavement markings, and the nuts and bolts of basic skills, laws, and safety while operating a motor vehicle. And, of course, there's information on sharing the road with everything from pedestrians to trucks―and even the Segway scooter.
Driving isn't the only thing covered. If you need information on registering your vehicle, obtaining a title, or getting insurance, it's all included.
You can download What Every Driver Must Know one chapter at a time or all at once.
If you prefer, you can stop at any Secretary of State branch office for a paper copy instead.
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