This handbook has two main purposes: (1) to help you qualify for a Texas DriverLicense and (2) to help you become a safer driver. The information herein is notintended to be an official legal reference to Texas traffic laws. It is intended onlyto explain in everyday language those laws and driving practices and procedureswhich you need most often when driving in Texas. If you have a court case orother reason to know the actual language of the traffic laws, refer to the TexasTransportation Code and criminal laws in the Texas Penal Code. If you are apply-ing for a Commercial Driver License (CDL) you must study the Commercial DriverLicense Handbook. The Commercial Driver License Handbook is a differenthandbook than the one you are now reading.Persons interested in driving motorcycles and mopeds should obtain and studythe Motorcycle Handbook. All handbooks are distributed by your local DriverLicense Office(s) or can be viewed on the DPS website in PDF format.Don’t throw this handbook away after you pass your tests. Study it for referenceand keep up-to-date. To keep up-to-date with all law changes, get a new copyevery two years after the Texas Legislature has met.Questions or comments concerning this book should be sent to:DRIVER LICENSE DIVISIONTEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETYP. O. Box 4087AUSTIN, TX 78773-0300If you have any other questions or need additional information contact your localDrivers License Office or visit our website at
. Refer toAppendix C of this book to locate a Drivers License Office in your area of Texas.The Texas Department of Public Safety does not discriminate because of race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
Persons needing accommodation under the provisions of the Americans WithDisabilities Act (ADA) should contact personnel on duty at their local DriverLicense Office. The DPS strives to accommodate all citizens who come to ourfacilities for any purpose. Persons in need of assistance who fail to receiveaccommodation may have grounds for a grievance. DPS GrievanceProcedures may be found in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 37 §1.41 orat the DPS website
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