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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in South Carolina must have a driver license or learner’s permit. To apply for a learner’s permit, you must be 15 years of age or older. You must provide a birth certificate, proof of residency, social security card or equivalent, and must pass the vision and knowledge tests. The South Carolina written knowledge test covers the contents of the SC DMV Driver’s Manual, and includes questions on road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. The written test consists of 30 questions, and you need at least 24 correct answers to pass (80% or higher). Practice with this sample DMV test to get ready for the official South Carolina driver's license test.
1. If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on your:
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
2. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
3. If traffic on the other side of an intersection is backed up and you cannot get completely through, you must:
wait until traffic ahead clears.
proceed with caution, and avoid blocking the intersection.
enter the intersection and block it.
4. This sign means:
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
5. The yield sign is ___ and white, with ___ letters.
yellow; black
red; red
red; white
6. Which statement about driving and drugs is true?
Even over the counter drugs can impair your driving.
Any prescription drug is safe to use if you dont feel drowsy.
Only illegals drugs can impair your driving.
7. If driving in fog, a driver should turn on the high-beam headlights to increase the field of vision.
8. Which statement of the proper braking method is true?
Use your right foot for both braking and accelerating your vehicle.
You should brake hard always to ensure stopping.
Always brake using your left foot.
9. This road sign indicates that:
vehicles cannot go straight ahead. Cars must turn either to the right or left.
buses and car pools may not travel in the restricted lane.
a lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles.
10. One broken line indicates:
You can pass other vehicles and change lanes, if it is safe.
You can change lanes, but only when traffic conditions or obstructions in the road make it necessary.
You can not pass other vehicles or go across the line.
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SC DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass: 24
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass: 24
Passing score: 80%
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