It's never a bad time to brush up on your driving skills. Lucky for you, there's a new way for you to do just that. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles just recently started passing out brand new editions of the North Carolina Driver's Handbook. In the new booklet, motorists can get up-to-date information regarding the changes to road laws by the North Carolina General Assembly. To make it even better, the new handbook has been reformatted to its previous digest size. It has 88 pages of laws, rules, signals, signs and safe driving tips to help prevent car accidents in North Carolina.
Can you stand it!
These new handbooks are available at driver's license offices throughout the state. Residents applying for a first-time driver's license will be issued these booklets in their driver education course. Right now, the English version is available online. A Spanish translation will be available soon online as well.
Our Asheville car accident attorneys know we see about 215,000 traffic accidents and 1,500 traffic-related fatalities on our roadways every year. By frequently reviewing road law changes and brushing up on your driving skills, we can all do our part to help to reduce the risks of car accidents throughout the state.
Remember that when you're given a driver's license, you must be ready to accept responsibility of your life and the lives of other motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc. on our roadways
The handbook itself is nothing new. It has been published by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles for decades now. There are different chapters to focus on the different types of driver's licenses, basic driving skills, rules of the road, passenger safety, traffic signals, traffic signs as well as information regarding tickets, license suspensions and revocations.
There were about 600,000 copies of this new handbook printed for drivers in North Carolina. Each copy was printed for less than 23 cents apiece.
Important Sections in the New Handbook:
-Limited Learner Permits
-Motorcycle and Bus Endorsements
-Renewal and Duplicate License Information
-Schedule of Fees
-Alcohol and the Law
-Driver License Points
-Driver License Restoration
-Protecting Yourself and Your Passengers
-Safe Driving Around Farm Equipment
-Basic Driving Skills and Rules
-Signals, Signs and Pavement Markings
-Sharing the Road
-Trucks and Other Vehicles
-Recreational Vehicles and Trailers
-How the DMV Serves You
Drivers are urged to take a peek at this new manual. You may think you know everything about driving, but the truth of the matter is that laws, regulations, road designs and traffic patterns are always changing. It's important to stay on top of these changes to help ensure that you're safe and that you're helping to keep other travelers safe on our roadways during every car ride.
And, who knows, you just might learn something.
If you or someone in your family has been injured or killed in a car accident in North Carolina or in South Carolina, contact the Carolina injury lawyers at Lee Law Offices today to schedule a free and confidential appointment to discuss your case. Call 800-887-1965.
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