English handbooks also available at driver license offices
RALEIGH - The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has posted the 2014 "Driver's Handbooks" in English and Spanish online at www.ncdot.gov/dmv. The books are also available in English at NCDMV driver license offices across the state.
The new edition contains 88 pages of rules, laws, signs, signals and tips for drivers across the state. The handbooks contain the information required on written knowledge tests given to first-time drivers. The books are also issued through the Department of Public Instruction and driver education classes.
"Driver's Handbooks" have been published for decades as a study tool for first-time drivers, newcomers to North Carolina, and those refreshing their knowledge about the rules of the road. Chapters cover the different types of permits and licenses issued and how to obtain them, basic driving skills, traffic signs and signals, rules of the road, information about points and suspensions, and driver and passenger safety.
The handbook typically is updated to reflect changes in driver licensing legislation. The current print edition numbers 600,000 copies and was printed at a cost of about 21 cents per copy.