MVD Driver Handbook in Arizona

SUMMARY: Arizona Driver Handbook

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) provides various driving manuals, including the AZ driver's manual, commercial driver's license manual, and motorcycle operator handbook. Also available is the Arizona vehicle code, which contains information about various traffic laws.

Continue reading this page to find links to the driving manuals and DMV handbooks available in Arizona.

How to Get an AZ Driver's License Manual

Read the Arizona Driver License Manual and Customer Service Guide (99-0117)  to learn more about driver's licensing, traffic laws, and vehicle safety.

When applying for your driver's license, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) will test your knowledge with a written exam based on the information in the drivers manual. Study the DMV handbook to prepare for this test.

Topics in the driving manual include:

  • Arizona traffic signs and signals.
  • Road rules.
  • Vehicle registration.
  • The graduated driver's licensing (GDL) program in Arizona.
  • Organ donation.
  • Safe driving practices.

The Arizona drivers handbook will also help you pass the behind-the-wheel exams by teaching you safe driving techniques.

Don't Forget an Online Practice Test!

In addition to studying the Arizona Driver's Manual, we also suggest using an online practice test to prepare you for the written exam. With questions specific to your state that refresh with each attempt, you can ensure that you pass on your very first try!

Motorcycle Operator Manual

Be sure to study the AZ Motorcycle Operator Manual (99-0129) before applying for an Arizona motorcycle license to prepare for your DMV exams. You'll learn about the following topics from the motorcycle drivers manual:

  • Motorcycle skills, maneuvers, and safety.
  • Turning.
  • Braking.
  • Cornering and curves.
  • Motorcycle registration.

The motorcycle DMV manual also serves as a guide for:

  • Motorcycle safety courses.
  • Knowledge exam and road tests for motorcycles.

Within the DMV handbook are a few sample test questions to help you prepare. For additional study questions, you can take an online practice test.

Commercial Driver's License Manual

Before you apply for a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Arizona, you'll need to read the AZ Commercial Driver License Manual (40-7802). The commercial drivers DMV handbook contains topics including:

  • How to apply for a CDL.
  • Renewing your CDL.
  • Transferring an out-of-state CDL.
  • Transporting cargo and passengers.
  • CDL suspensions.
  • Combination vehicles.
  • Air brakes.

Before taking the written knowledge test, you should study the driving manual. You can also prepare by taking a practice test.

Arizona Vehicle Code

Browse through the Arizona Motor Vehicle Code for information about topics such as AZ traffic laws, violations, equipment requirements, and vehicle registration and driver license requirements.

The vehicle code goes into more detail than most DMV manuals and driver handbooks.

If you've received a traffic citation, visit our Traffic Tickets in Arizona page to learn how to respond.

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