Driver Handbook in New York
The New York DMV has written a comprehensive, easy-to-read Driver's Manual and Study Guide, designed to educate and inform without boring readers to tears. This well-organized publication is great for new drivers and experienced drivers who'd like to revisit New York's driving rules and regulations.
This manual is less a lecture on the rules than guidelines for all drivers about how to make safe and courteous decisions on the road that help smooth the flow of traffic and prevent accidents―information which benefits everyone.
Rather than pick up a bulky printed manual at the DMV office, download the manual and view, save, or print it using Adobe's free PDF Reader.
To make the driver's manual even more useful, the DMV has created an engaging Web-based version in HTML format that offers interactive practice quizzes at the end of every chapter. This instant feedback is an excellent learning tool for new drivers and can help them pass the New York's learner's permit test and road test.
No matter which form of delivery you choose, the driver's manual covers the following topics:
- Driver licenses.
- Keeping your license.
- Owning a vehicle.
- Traffic control.
- Intersections and turns.
- Parallel parking.
- Defensive driving.
- Alcohol and other drugs.
- Special driving conditions.
- Sharing the road.
- If you are in a traffic crash.
- Road signs you must know.
- DMV consumer directory.
New York's commercial driving manual is also available online and covers an additional set of topics specific to driving these types of vehicles.
The New York State Commercial Driver's Manual provides detailed information about obtaining a commercial driver license (CDL), driving safely, transporting cargo safely, transporting passengers, air brakes, combination vehicles (doubles and triples), tank vehicles, hazardous materials vehicles, school buses, and the tests that CDL applicants must pass to receive their commercial license. This handbook should be studied in addition to the Driver's Manual by anyone planning to drive a commercial vehicle.Other Topics in This Section