District of Columbia DMV Handbook (2017)

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Washington, DC is an extremely small jurisdiction but it requires new drivers to study quite a bit to master all the location’s road rules, and the key is to start right here, studying to get your driver’s permit using the Washington, DC Driver’s Handbook. We pull the most recent version directly from the Washington, DC DMV, so that study time is never wasted on an outdated edition. Once you’re ready to apply some of what you’ve learned, you can quiz yourself using our free Washington, DC permit practice tests. Once you feel that you have studied the Washington, DC Driver’s Handbook enough and you are confident in your practice test scores, you are ready to schedule your exam. Soon, you will have your brand new driver’s permit, and be ready to learn the lessons that can only be found on the actual roads of Washington, DC! Good luck!