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Your local Department of Motor Vehicles has driver’s manuals available for your use, free of charge. These manuals detail every aspect of driving in that particular state in complete detail. Most are even available to view online now. The driver’s manual is a valuable study tool for those who are needing to pass the drivers license exam. They must first score high enough on this exam to qualify to take an actual driving test. This involves having an instructor in the vehicle with you to evaluate your performance.

It is the responsibility of each driver to thoroughly read and understand all the information in the driver’s manual.

If you don’t you are putting the safety of yourself and everyone else out there on the road at risk. The information is compiled from years of research on driver’s information, including what causes accidents. These driving manuals are updated on a regular basis.

Some overall information that is in all drivers manuals includes how to properly wear your seat belt, using your mirrors, seat adjustment, how to parallel park, and placing your hands on the steering wheel at 10 and 2. In addition, all drivers’ manuals discuss yielding to the right of way for pedestrians and safety when you or someone else breaks down on the side of the road.

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An important part of the driver’s manual to carefully learn is the many road signs. Such road signs are put on display to protect you. However, if you don’t know what they mean, then you won’t be safe. Universally, stop signs are red, public service signs such as rest areas are blue, direction signs are green, and caution signs are yellow. Remember that operating a motor vehicle is a privilege. That privilege can be taken away if you break the law. In each state you will only have a certain amount of points on your license. Each violation you get will reduce the number of points you have remaining. Once they are gone, so is your license. So take the time to make sure you know the rules of the road.