Driver Handbooks in Other Languages

By: Staff Writer June 12, 2012

Most Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices are very accommodating with offering driver handbooks in different languages.

Depending on your state, you may be able to find a driver manual in one, some, or all of the following languages:

  • Albanian
  • Armenian
  • Bosnian
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Check with your DMV on how to obtain a driver handbook. In most instances, you can download the handbooks from your state's DMV website.

If not offered online, grab a hard copy from your local DMV office. Most hard copies are free of charge, but some offices are beginning to charge a small driver handbook fee.

NOTE: Language options are limited for motorcycle and commercial driver manuals. Check with your DMV for availability.

Do I Need a Driver Manual?

A driver manual is essential for driver license applicants. It rates as the ultimate study guide for passing the written license test. All the driver test questions are directly based on information addressed in the driver handbook.  Study and you'll improve your chances of passing the license test on your first try.

As an added bonus, you may find a practice test inside the driver manual. All practice tests mirror the actual license test in both style - multiple choice - and content. Passing a practice test serves as a fairly accurate gauge that you're ready.

Is your copy of the state's driver handbook in a different language?

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