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VA Manual New

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The Virginia Driver’s Manual
will help you learn andunderstand safe driving practices. Study this manual to prepare for the knowledgetest, obtain a Virginia driver’s license and become a safe driver.The information contained in this manual should be used as a general guide to themotor vehicle laws but not as a substitute for the Code of Virginia, which containsthe laws that govern Virginia drivers and vehicles.If you are learning to drive, this manual will give you information you need to studyfor the knowledge exam. If you already have a Virginia driver’s license, review thismanual for new laws or rules of the road.Driving is a privilege, not a right. Your driver’s license carries with it a greatresponsibility to be courteous of other drivers on the roadways and follow state andfederal motoring laws.This manual is also available on the DMV website, www.dmvNOW.com.DMV offers the Virginia Driver’s Manual in an audio format for Virginians withspecial needs. The audio version is available at www.dmvNOW.com.
 
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Section 1 – Testing
Two-part knowledge exam .................................................3Road skills test ...................................................................4Vision screening .................................................................4Vision standards ....................................................4
Section 2 – Signals, Signs andPavement Markings
Traffic signals ......................................................................5Lane use signals .....................................................6Traffic signs ........................................................................6Sign colors .............................................................6Sign shapes............................................................7Regulatory or guide signs .......................................7Warning signs ........................................................8Work zones ...........................................................10Pavement markings ............................................................11Painted curbs .....................................................................12
Section 3 – Safe Driving
Hand position ....................................................................13Speed limits .......................................................................14Stopping ............................................................................14Yielding the right-of-way ....................................................15Roundabouts .....................................................................15Changing lanes ..................................................................16Passing .............................................................................16Over-correcting .................................................................17Turning .............................................................................17U-turns .............................................................................17Turn signals ........................................................................17Maintaining a space cushion ..............................................18Following distance .................................................18
 Virginia Driver’s Manual:Table of Contents
Searching ...........................................................................18Blind spots .........................................................................19Sharing the road ................................................................19Pedestrians ............................................................19Bicycles .................................................................19Mopeds .................................................................19Motorcycles ...........................................................19Light rail ................................................................20Low speed vehicles ...............................................20Trucks, tractor-trailers, buses and RVs ....................20Light to medium trailers .........................................20Backing .............................................................................21Parking .............................................................................21Visibility .............................................................................21Lights .................................................................................21Hazardous conditions ........................................................21Night driving .........................................................21Fog ........................................................................22Rain ......................................................................22Snow .....................................................................22Dangerous driving behaviors ..............................................22Aggressive driving ..................................................22Distracted driving ..................................................22Drowsy driving ......................................................23Drinking and driving ..............................................23Traffic crashes ....................................................................24Deer hazards .....................................................................24Traffic stops ........................................................................24
Section 4 – Seat Belts, Airbags, andChild Safety Seats
Seat belts ...........................................................................25Air bags .............................................................................25Child safety seats ...............................................................26

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