Driver’s Manual

The Indiana Driver’s Manual is updated twice annually in January and July, and is available for you to listen to or download below.

The BMV’s Driver’s Manual contains the latest information you will need to successfully pass an operator’s knowledge examination and obtain an Indiana driver’s license. The Driver’s Manual is also a great way for anyone to review updated traffic laws and regulations.

CHAPTER ONE - OBTAINING A NEW CREDENTIAL

  • Real ID
  • Indiana Residency Requirements
  • Identification Cards
  • Vision Screening
  • Knowledge Exam
  • Organ Donation
  • Active Duty and Veteran Military Indicator
  • Financial Liability for Injury or Damage
  • Learner’s Permits
  • Driving Skills Exam
  • Applying for a Driver’s License
  • Restricted Driver’s Licenses
  • Photo Exempt Credentials
  • Restrictions and Endorsements
  • Motorcycle Learner’s Permit
  • Motorcycle Endorsement
  • Motor Driven Cycles
  • Autocycles
  • For-Hire Endorsement
  • Chauffeur’s Licenses
  • Public Passenger Chauffeur’s Licenses
  • Commercial Learner’s Permit and Commercial Driver’s License
  • Watercraft
  • Parking Placards

CHAPTER TWO - RENEWING, AMENDING, OR REPLACING A CREDENTIAL

  • Renewing a credential
  • Amending a credential
  • Replacing a credential

CHAPTER THREE - POINTS, SUSPENSION, AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Point values
  • Driver safety programs
  • Insurance requirements
  • Suspension
  • Habitual traffic violators

CHAPTER FOUR - TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

  • Traffic sign colors
  • Traffic sign shapes
  • Warning signs
  • Traffic regulation signs
  • Traffic guidance signs
  • Traffic signals

CHAPTER FIVE - SAFE VEHICLE OPERATION

  • Lane markings
  • Changing lanes and passing other vehicles
  • Rules for safe and legal turning
  • Speed limits
  • Tire Pressure and Tread Depth
  • Braking and following distances
  • Driving in uncertain weather conditions
  • Driving at night
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving on rural roads
  • Driving on interstate highways
  • Work zones
  • Railroad crossings
  • Safety at railroad crossing
  • Sharing the road with tractor-trailers
  • Sharing the road with other vehicles
  • Parking and reversing
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Seat belts and child safety restraints
  • Truck Equipment Requirements

CHAPTER SIX - ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

  • What to do after an accident
  • Impaired driving
  • Roadside Emergency Situations
  • Vehicle equipment failures
  • Avoiding vehicle theft
  • Routine traffic stops by law enforcement
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

CHAPTER SEVEN - KNOWLEDGE TEST SAMPLE QUESTIONS

  • Learner’s permit and driver’s license sample exam questions
  • For-hire endorsement sample exam questions
  • Motor Driven Cycle A Exam
  • Motor Driven Cycle B Endorsement Sample Exam Questions

APPENDIX A - DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Identity documents
  • Lawful status documents
  • Social Security Number documents
  • Indiana residency documents
  • Submitting acceptable documents
  • Obtaining a non-compliant credential

APPENDIX B: TEENS BEHIND THE WHEEL

APPENDIX C: OTHER BMV SERVICES AND RESOURCES

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