DMV Driver Handbook in Michigan

SUMMARY: Michigan Driver Handbooks

In Michigan, the Secretary of State (SOS) has made various manuals and DMV handbooks online to help you become a safe driver. Handbooks include the MI driver's manual, commercial driver's license manual, and handbook for motorcycle riders. The MI Vehicle Code is also available online if you want to read more about the state's traffic and vehicle laws.

The Michigan DMV driver handbook, along with other manuals offered by the DMV, is rife with information you need to know to operate your vehicle safely and get licensed to do so. Continue reading this page to find links to the various driving manuals and dmv handbooks available in Michigan.

Michigan Driver's Handbook

The MI Secretary of State (SOS) provides online access to their driving manual, entitled What Every Driver Must Know (Form SOS-133), to help you pass the written Michigan driver's license exam. The DMV handbook is also in audio format.

Subjects covered within the DMV manual include:

  • The Michigan driver's licensing process.
  • Traffic laws.
  • Road signage and markings.
  • Basic driving skills.
  • Sharing the road with other vehicles.
  • Registering your vehicle.
  • Obtaining a certificate of title.
  • Getting car insurance.
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Studying the state's driver handbook is always a great idea. In addition, we suggest preparing for the written test with an online practice test from our approved partner. You'll be acquainted with the testing format through multiple-choice questions presented as a quiz that you can retake as many times as you need to feel fully prepared.

Motorcycle Operator Manual

Before applying for a motorcycle license in Michigan, be sure to study the Michigan Motorcycle Manual (Form SOS-116). Subjects covered in the motorcycle driving manual include:

  • Preparing to ride a motorcycle.
  • How to apply for a MI motorcycle license.
  • Knowledge and skills tests.
  • Wearing the right helmet.
  • Basic motorcycle control.
  • Riding on dangerous surfaces.
  • Making proper lane changes.
  • How to ride in a group safely.

Studying the motorcycle DMV handbook will prepare you for the knowledge exam. For additional help, take an online practice test for motorcycles.

Commercial Driver's Manual in MI

If you need a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Michigan, you'll need to study the MI Commercial Driver License Manual (Form TS-004) to prepare for your MI SOS exams. Subjects in the CDL DMV handbook include:

The Michigan CDL driver's manual also contains a series of sample questions that may show up on your written knowledge test. You can also test your knowledge by taking an online CDL practice test.

Vehicle Code in Michigan

In addition to reading the Michigan driver handbook, you can look through the MI Vehicle code for all statutes governing Michigan vehicles, traffic safety, and driver's licenses.

This information can help you better understand the laws behind a specific traffic violation that might not be explained in the drivers handbook, which may be useful if you wish to fight a traffic ticket. For information on how to respond to a traffic citation, visit our Traffic Tickets page.

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