DVS Driver Handbook in Minnesota

SUMMARY: Minnesota Driver Handbook

The Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) has various manuals available for drivers, including the MN driver's handbook, commercial driver manual, and motorcycle handbook. For information about traffic laws, read the Minnesota vehicle code.

The DMV manual is a great place to begin when looking for information on licensing, safe driving, traffic laws, and more. This page provides links to the DMV handbook and driving manuals you'll need to pass your written tests.

Minnesota Driver's Manual

Driving is a great responsibility. This why it is so important to have the knowledge and skills to drive safely.

Read through the Minnesota Driver's Manual (30000-20) (also provided in Spanish (30000-20S)) to study for the MN DVS knowledge test. Topics discussed in the MN DMV handbook include:

  • Minnesota traffic signs and signals.
  • Knowledge and road tests.
  • Vehicle registration and titles.
  • The graduated driver licensing (GDL) program in Minnesota.
  • Defensive driving techniques.
  • New residents.
Pass the Written Test with Ease!

It's always a great idea to study the MN DMV handbook, but if you want to pass the written knowledge exam on your first attempt, we suggest using an online practice test. In addition to using it as a study guide, an online practice test prepares you for the actual testing environment, with questions you can refresh and re-attempt as many times as you need.

Motorcycle DMV Manual

The Motorcycle and Motorized Bicycle Manual (PS30001) is available for download on the MN DVS website. This motorcycle driving manual contains information about topics such as:

  • Applying for a MN motorcycle license.
  • Knowledge exam and road tests for motorcycles.
  • Motorcycle controls.
  • Riding safety.
  • Cornering and curves.
  • Motorcycle registration.

You'll find sample test questions in this DMV manual to help you prepare for the knowledge test. To learn more, take a practice test before your visit.

Visit our Motorcycle License page when you're ready to apply.

MN Commercial Driver's Handbook

When you apply for a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Minnesota, the DVS will test your knowledge of the Minnesota Commercial Driver's Manual (PS PS30002).

In the commercial driver's manual, you'll learn about the following topics:

  • How to apply for a CDL (including fees).
  • Pre-trip vehicle inspections.
  • Transporting cargo and passengers safely.
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Air brakes.
  • CDL suspensions.

In addition to studying the CDL DMV manual, you can take a practice test and read our section for Commercial Drivers in Minnesota to better prepare for the CDL knowledge exam.

Minnesota Vehicle Code

There are other valuable resources you can reference besides the MN driver handbook.

The MN Motor Vehicle Code contains all the laws relating to vehicles, driver's licenses, and MN traffic laws.

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