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    North Carolina Driver's Handbook

    The North Carolina Driver's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to driving a motor vehicle in North Carolina. You can obtain a copy at any driver license office, or you can download it off the DMV website.

    To read this manual, you will need the free Adobe Reader. If you don't already have it, you can download it for free.

    What Is Contained in the Driver's Handbook?

    The handbook alerts drivers about important motor vehicle laws, while suggesting defensive driving techniques. It is important for your safety and for the safety of all other drivers on the road that you understand, and follow, the rules of the road and North Carolina law. It is also a great way for new drivers to prepare for their driver license exams.

    The handbook also covers such topics as basic driving skills, driving under hazardous conditions, signals, signs, and pavement markings, sharing the road with others, and laws on driving while impaired. It also contains useful information about organ donation and vehicle registration and inspection.

    For other North Carolina manuals and handbooks, please visit our NC manuals page. For driver handbooks from other states, see driver handbooks.

    Other Manuals

    The North Carolina DMV also offers the following specialized manuals:

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