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Texas Manual Revised July 2012

Texas Manual Revised July 2012

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Texas Manual Revised July 2012
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The information contained in the
Texas Driver’s Handbook 
 is the property of the Texas Department of Public Safety and may not bechanged, reproduced, or transmitted for distribution without written consent.
Introduction
The Texas Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division, is committed to creating a faster, easier, and friend-lier driver license experience and a safer Texas. One step toward achieving this important goal is to improve the
Texas Driver’s Handbook 
 by providing you with accurate information on traffic laws, clear images of road signs, examplesof common driving situations, and general safety tips. We have also included special tips in the margins to emphasizeimportant information you need to know. Although the
Texas Driver’s Handbook 
 has been revised, its primary purpose remains the same: 1) to help you qualifyfor a Texas driver license, and 2) to help you become a safer driver. The information contained in this handbook is not an official legal reference to Texas traffic laws. The information provided is only intended to explain applicable federal and state laws you need to understand in order to successfullyoperate a motor vehicle in Texas. If you would like to know the actual language of any law referenced in this hand- book, please refer to the statute in the side margins.Once you receive your Texas driver license, keep this handbook as a reference on traffic safety and update it asneeded. The Texas Legislature meets every two years and could create new bills that may affect traffic laws. For themost current information on driver licensing visit our website at www.dps.texas.gov.
Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this handbook or if you need additional information.
Phone Number:
 (512) 424-2600
E-mail:
 www.dps.texas.gov/contact.htm 
Mailing Address:
 Texas Department of Public Safety Driver License Division PO Box 4087 Austin, TX 78773-0300If you prefer, you can contact your local driver license office directly. Please refer to Appendix B in this handbook tolocate a driver license office in your area.If you would like to provide feedback on the information in this handbook, visit www.survey.utexas.edu/txdps/.
ADA Accommodations
If you need to make special arrangements to accommodate a disability prior to visiting a driver license office, you cane-mail us using our secure website at www.dps.texas.gov/contact.htm or call us at (512) 424-2600. Please contact usfive to seven days prior to your visit to allow us time to accommodate your request. If you are in need of assistance but fail to receive reasonable accommodations, you may have grounds for a grievance.DPS Grievance Procedures can be found in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 37, Section 1.41 and on our websiteat www.dps.texas.gov.The Texas Department of Public Safety does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,age, or disability.
 
Dear Texas Resident:The ability to operate a motor vehicle is an important privilege in a state as large as Texas with over 225,000 miles of roadways. Whether you are a new driver or a new resident of Texas, always remember that driving a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous things most people do. Every year 3,000 people are killed in traffic crashes in Texas and over 82,000 are seriously injured.Today more than ever, you need to be alert for distracted and impaired drivers operating motor vehicles. A two-sec-ond distraction can kill and permanently injure you and others.Respectfully, Steven C. McCraw, Director Texas Department of Public Safety

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