Drivers Education Manual

Drivers Education Manual

A drivers education manual is an important part of a driver’s education curriculum, usually used in addition to a textbook, movies, video games, and on the road training.


This is true, regardless of whether it is a classroom-based or home-based driver’s education curriculum - online or offline.


There are a lot of different topics covered in your own state drivers ed manual that will help you know the various areas on which you'll be tested when the time comes.


You'll learn the state requirements for getting a license, like age, training, education, and testing.

It will also discuss the different types of licenses available.


Other topics in the manual include how to obtain a new resident/renewal license, a duplicate drivers license, or an extension of your current drivers license.


You'll find important facts on keeping your license, understanding motor vehicle laws, and the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


You need to study your drivers education manual so that you'll know what you need to not only pass your drivers license test, but also become a genuinely safe driver.

  • rules of the road
  • safe driving tips
  • sharing the road
  • the driving test
  • what to do in emergencies
  • sharing the road with pedestrians
  • sharing the road with bicycles
  • your organ donation options


Commercial Drivers Manual

If you're wanting to get a commercial driver’s license, you'll have a different drivers education manual for your specific driver’s education curriculum.


Topics in a commercial manual will probably include...

  • Driving Safely
  • Transporting Cargo Safely
  • Transporting Passengers Safely
  • Rules for School Buses
  • Use of Air Brakes
  • Combination Vehicles
  • Driving Doubles and Triples
  • Driving Tank Vehicles
  • Transporting Hazardous Materials
  • Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection
  • Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test
  • On-Road Driving


Motorcycle Drivers Manual

Finally, if you're like my husband and love to drive a motorcycle, you've got your own driving manual to study to understand the specific rules and regulations for motor bike riders in your state.
Here are a few of the topics you'll need to know about...

  • preparing to ride
  • wearing the right gear
  • know your motorcycle
  • ride within your abilities
  • basic vehicle control
  • keeping your distance
  • avoiding a crash
  • handling dangerous surfaces
  • mechanical problems
  • avoiding animals
  • avoiding flying objects
  • getting off the road
  • carrying passengers and cargo
  • group riding
  • being in shape to ride
  • alcohol and other drugs in motorcycle operation
  • alcohol in the body
  • alcohol and the law
  • minimizing the risks


Your Driving Manual is a very important part of your driver education. Most of us do not like taking tests. But you want to more than "just pass your test." You want to know that you are confident and well-prepared to handle any situation that may arise while you are on the road.


Safe Driving!


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