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-In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, all DC DMV locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, June 20. Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's free mobile app.


-DC DMV will no longer prevent DC residents from applying for a new or renewed driver license because of failing to meet the requirements of the Clean Hands Law.

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DC DMV Automobile Driver Manual

Monday, January 22, 2024

DC DMV's driver manual will help you learn and understand safe driving practices. Be sure to read and study the entire manual carefully! If you are learning to drive, this manual will give you information needed to study for the knowledge test required to obtain a DC DMV driver license and become a safe driver.

DC DMV Driver Manual - Updated Jan 2024

If you already have a DC DMV driver license, review this manual for new laws or rules of the road. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Having your driver license carries a great responsibility to be courteous of other drivers on the roadways and follow DC and federal motoring laws.

DC DMV offers this driver manual in a flipbook, downloadable PDF format.

Note: You will not be permitted to refer to this manual while taking the examination.

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