New York State Driver's Manual & practice tests
The New York State Driver’s Manual will prepare you for your written permit test and road test, or help you brush up on the rules of the road.
Download a print PDF version
Open and download a full PDF print version of the Driver’s Manual (77 pages, 1.2 MBs).
You must have a version number of 7.0 or later of Adobe Acrobat Reader® installed on your computer. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader® is free at the Adobe website.
Use the online version with practice tests
The online version of the manual contains Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Chapters 1 through 12) of the printed manual. Chapters 4 through 11 include material you must know to pass the DMV written test for a Class D, DJ or E learner permit. The chapters have interactive quizzes with actual test questions.
While Part 1 contains information every driver should know, this information is not covered on the permit written test.
|Part 1||No quiz|
|Chapter 1: Driver Licenses||No quiz for this chapter.|
|Chapter 2: How to Keep Your License||No quiz for this chapter.|
|Chapter 3: Owning a Vehicle||No quiz for this chapter.|
|Part 2||No quiz|
|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|
|Part 3||No 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||No quiz for this chapter.|
|Sign Chart: Road Signs You Must Know||Road Signs Quiz|
|Take a final quiz from all chapters||All Chapters Quiz|
Pick-up or order a printed copy
Single, printed copies of DMV manuals for drivers are also available free of charge at DMV offices or by mail through the DMV Call Center for your area code.
Bulk print order for public and private organizations
For bulk manual orders for public or private organizations, use the online DMV Manual Order transaction.
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 as 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