This online version of the New York State Driver's Manual contains substantially the same information contained in Parts 2 and 3 of the printed Manual (Chapters 4 through 12) dated 9/11. Chapters 4 through 11 include the material you must read and understand to pass the written test for a Class D, DJ or E learner permit. Each of those chapters has an interactive quiz that includes actual DMV written test questions.
To use the Manual and quizzes:
Table of Contents
Part One of the printed NYS Driver's Manual (MV-21) includes the chapters "Driver Licenses," "Keeping Your License" and "Owning a Vehicle." While Part One contains important information every driver should know, the information is not covered on your learner permit written test and is not included here.
To get instructions on how to apply for your permit and driver license, and for additional information about driving in NYS, go to the web site Driver License Page and the Resources for Younger Driver Page or Search DMV.
The information on the web pages above is normally the most up-to-date information available from the DMV. If you want a printed version of the Manual that includes both Part One and Part Two, download the PDF version of the printed NYS Driver's Manual. You must have a version number of 7.0 or later of Adobe Acrobat Reader® installed on your computer to use the PDF Manual. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader® is free at the Adobe web site.
|Chapter 4 -||Traffic Control||Chapter 4 Quiz|
|Chapter 5 -||Intersections and Turns||Chapter 5 Quiz|
|Chapter 6 -||Passing||Chapter 6 Quiz|
|Chapter 7 -||Parallel Parking||Chapter 7 Quiz|
|Chapter 8 -||Defensive Driving||Chapter 8 Quiz|
|Chapter 9 -||Alcohol and Other Drugs||Chapter 9 Quiz|
|Chapter 10 -||Special Driving Conditions||Chapter 10 Quiz|
|Chapter 11 -||Sharing the Road||Chapter 11 Quiz|
|Chapter 12 -||If You Are in a Traffic Crash|
|Sign Chart -||Road Signs You Must Know||Road Signs Quiz|
|Appendix -||DMV Consumer Directory|
Note: Approximate metric equivalents to U.S. measures are provided for information only. New York State laws and regulations use U.S. measurements only.
The information in the manual is accurate as possible at the time of publication, but is subject to change. This manual is intended to provide basic information and cannot possibly cover every traffic law or situation.
If you have a question about the information supplied in the manual or a situation not covered, consult a motor vehicle office, or write to:
Office of Communications
Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228
MV-21 (9/11) Edited for the Internet 10/11
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