MVC Driver Handbook in New Jersey
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) has various resources available to help you become a safe driver, including the NJ driver's manual, motorcycle manual, and commercial driver handbook. Also available is the New Jersey Vehicle Code.
The NJ DMV driver's manual is rife with relevant information for both new and experienced drivers. Continue reading this page for links to the various DMV handbooks and driving manuals available in New Jersey.
New Jersey Driver Manual
The New Jersey Driver Manual (REV 2017) can help you prepare for the knowledge test that you must pass to obtain your NJ driver's license. The DMV manual will also teach you how to operate a vehicle safely.
Topics included in the NJ DMV handbook include:
- New Jersey traffic signs and signals.
- How to apply for a driver's license.
- Vehicle registration.
- The graduated driver licensing (GDL) program in New Jersey.
- Registering as an organ donor.
- Safe driving practices.
Studying the NJ driving manual is a great suggestion, but an online practice test will help you pass the written exam on your first attempt. With multiple-choice questions you can refresh and retake as many times as you need, you'll have that extra preparation you need for smooth sailing through your exam.
Motorcycle Manual in NJ
If you're applying for a motorcycle license, you'll need to read the NJ Motorcycle Operator Manual (REV 2017). You'll learn about the following topics:
- How to apply for a NJ motorcycle license.
- Motorcycle permits.
- Preparing to ride.
- Checking for blind spots.
- Scan, identify, predict, decide, execute (SPIDE).
- Group riding.
- Riding with passengers.
- Motorcycle registration.
- Motorcycle safety.
Within the NJ MVC's motorcycle driving manual, you'll find a few sample questions to help prepare you for the knowledge exam. 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 New Jersey, you'll need to take some time to study the NJ Commercial Driver License Manual (REV 2019). The manual contains details about the following topics and more:
- Getting a commercial driver's license (CDL).
- CDL renewals.
- Transferring an out-of-state CDL.
- Transporting cargo and passengers.
- Combination vehicles.
- Air brakes.
- CDL suspensions.
In addition to studying the DMV handbook, you can also take a practice test to further prepare you for the written commercial licensing knowledge exam.
Other Driving Manuals
The New Jersey MVC also provides additional DMV handbooks for other types of vehicles, including:
To view these driver manuals and more, visit the NJ MVC website.
New Jersey Vehicle Code
Want additional resources beside the DMV handbooks and drivers manuals?
Browse the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Code (refer to “Title 39 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation") for details about the laws related to driver's licenses, vehicles, titles, traffic tickets, and more.
If you've recently received a traffic citation, visit our Traffic Tickets page to learn how to respond.