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TN Manual New

TN Manual New

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TN Driver's Manual 2013
TN Driver's Manual 2013

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
The information in this manual is not copyrighted and may be reproduced or translated by the user as needed.
Every effort has been made to provide, in this publication, the most current and accurate information as of July 1, 2012.
Misprints or outdated information that may appear within these pages will not override or supersede changes that haveoccurred in the law, promulgated rules and regulations or policy that has been initiated since the printing date.
Where You Can Obtain a Copy of this Publication
This publication is available at every Driver Service Center location across the state.This publication is also available online at the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security website:
tn.gov/safety
Written comments/concerns about this publication should be sent to:Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityDriver Services DivisionPO Box 945Nashville, Tennessee 37202
Service Locations to Obtain or Renew Your License:
The Department of Safety and Homeland Security has Driver Service Centers located throughout the state. Our centers arenormally open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on official state holidays. Our centers will typically have an increasedvolume after being closed for a holiday so please plan your visit accordingly.To find the nearest location that best fit your needs, go to our website at tn.gov/safety or by calling toll-free 1-866-849-3548.TDD assistance for the hearing impaired can be provided by dialing 615-532-2281 (Telecommunications Device for theHearing Impaired).i
Interim Documents
A new security practice has been implemented with the issuance of an interim license or ID for customers who aregetting a driver license for the first time or renewing their license. This interim license is valid for up to 20 days, and thepermanent license or ID will be mailed to the customer’saddress. All interim licenses are printed on special securitypaper and include a photo and signature for identificationpurposes. The information on the front of the card can bevalidated by reading the 2D barcode. Many other securityfeatures have been incorporated to protect you in preventingdriver license fraud and identity theft.The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security(TDOSHS) is now issuing more secure driver licenses andidentification cards. These new licenses will be producedusing an improved production and issuing process resulting ina more tamper-proof construction. This will make it muchmore difficult to alter or counterfeit, protecting privateinformation even more effectively. This process will also helpprotect you by combating identity theft by allowing TDOSHSto verify photographs stored in the system with customerspresenting themselves for new documents.
 
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INTRODUCTION
This Tennessee Comprehensive manual has been divided into three (3) separate sections. The purpose of this manual is to provide ageneral understanding of the safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle. Mastering these skills can only be achieved with practiceand being mindful of Tennessee laws and safe driving practices.
Section A.
This section is designed for all current and potential drivers in Tennessee. It provides information that all drivers will find useful.Section A consists of pages 1 through 24. This section will help new and experienced drivers alike get ready for initial, renewal, andother license applications by explaining:the different types of licenses availablethe documentation and other requirements for license applications
details on Intermediate Driver Licenses and how this graduated driver license works for driver license applicants under age 18
basic descriptions of the tests required to obtain a Driver License
Section B.
This section is designed to help new drivers study and prepare for the required knowledge and skills for an operator license. Itincludes helpful practice test questions at the end of each chapter. Section B consists of pages 25 through 90.This section of the manual provides information related to:Examination requirements for the vision, knowledge and road testsTraffic signs, signals, and lane markingsBasic Rules of the RoadBeing a responsible driver and knowing the dangers and penalties of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and drugs.
Section C.
This section provides information and safety tips to improve the knowledge of all highway users to minimize the likelihood of acrash and the consequences of those that do occur. This section consists of pages 91-117. It also provides information about sharingthe road with other methods of transportation, which have certain rights and privileges on the highways which drivers must be awareof and respect.It is important to read this information and learn what you can do to stay safe, and keep your family safe, on the streets, roads andhighways of our great state.

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