Driver's Manual & Practice Tests
- New drivers, prepare for your NYS learner permit test and your road test.
- Veteran drivers, brush up on the rules of the road.
About the online version of the NYS Driver's Manual
The online version of the NYS Driver's Manual contains substantially the same information as 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 with actual DMV written test questions.
How to use the online version
- Read a chapter.
- Take the quiz for that chapter and get your results.
- If you miss a question, the quiz results page provides a link to the correct information in the manual for you to review.
- Take the quiz again, if necessary, and then go on to the next chapter.
You can make a reservation online before visiting offices in New York City, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Onondaga or Albany Counties to apply for a permit.
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To get instructions on how to apply for your permit and driver license, and for additional information about driving in NYS, see Driver License Information.
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.
|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|
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