Road to Success Driving School provides this free informational resource page as a courtesy to students and their families.
Click the link below to open and/or download the Texas Drivers Handbook (Last Revised Sept. 2014) from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“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 successfully operate a motor vehicle in Texas. If you would like to know the actual language of any traffic laws referenced in this handbook, please refer to the Texas Transportation Code and for any criminal laws refer to the Texas Penal Code.
Once you receive your Texas driver license, keep this handbook as a reference on traffic safety and update it as needed. The Texas Legislature meets every two years and regularly makes changes to traffic laws. For the most current information on driver licensing visit our website at www.dps.texas.gov.”
Here is a condensed table of contents, to give you an idea of what the handbook covers:
Chapter 1: Your License to Drive
Chapter 2: Vehicle Inspection and Registration
Chapter 3: Safety Responsibility
Chapter 4: Right-of-Way
Chapter 5: Signals, Signs, and Markers
Chapter 6: Signaling, Passing, and Turning
Chapter 7: Parking, Stopping, or Standing
Chapter 8: Speed and Speed Limits
Chapter 9: Some Special Driving Situations
Chapter 10: Alcohol and Drugs’ Impact on the Driving Ability
Chapter 11: Motor Vehicle Crashes
Chapter 12: Pedestrian Safety
Chapter 13: Bicycle Vehicle Laws and Safety
Chapter 14: Additional Safety Tips
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
Appendix B: Driver License Offices
Appendix C: Study and Review Questions