Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in North Carolina must have a driver license or learner’s permit. Driver test requirements include a vision test, a traffic signs test, a knowledge test and a driving test. To pass the signs test, you must identify the traffic signs by color and shape and explain what each means. The written test is about road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the North Carolina DMV Driver’s Handbook. The DMV test consists of 37 questions. To pass the test, you are allowed to miss 3 of the 12 questions about road signs, and 5 of the 25 questions about road rules.
1. This road sign:
warns drivers that U-turns are not permitted.
is a no-right-turns sign.
warns drivers of a sharp turn left. Drivers should slow their speed and keep to the left.
provides an advance notice of a roundabout.
2. What does this road sign indicate?
Vehicles turning left must yield to bikes entering a right turn lane.
Drivers must begin to turn right before yielding to bikes.
Vehicles entering a right turn lane may conflict with bicycles traveling straight.
None of the above.
3. This sign means:
Stay on the main highway if possible
Not enter
The road to the right is for one-way traffic only
Follow a detour to the right
4. This sign warns drivers that:
there is an intersection ahead.
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
right turns are not allowed.
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
5. This road sign means:
Pass only in the right lane
Cars in right lane must slow down
No left turn
Merging traffic ahead
6. This sign is a:
warning sign (caution).
service sign.
stop sign (full stop).
regulatory sign (traffic rules).
7. This road sign means:
Car on the right goes first
Wrong Way
Give your turn signal and proceed into traffic at regular speed
Slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary
8. What does the pictured signal indicate?
A pedestrian may begin crossing the street.
A pedestrian may not not begin crossing the street.
Drivers should walk more and drive less.
Pedestrians may turn right.
9. This road sign means:
Bicycles have the right-of-way
Bicycles not allowed
Bicycle repair shop ahead
Watch for bicycles
10. This sign tells you that:
no turns are allowed on this road.
the road may be slippery when wet.
the road narrows ahead.
there are a series of curves ahead.
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NC DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 37
Signs questions: 12
Correct answers to pass: 29
Passing score: 78%
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