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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 written knowledge test covers the contents of the South Carolina 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. Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your traffic lane. The right of way should be given:
by the pedestrian.
to the pedestrian.
by the pedestrian, but only when vehicles are turning left.
2. This sign means?
Open intersection ahead
Traffic signal ahead
No traffic signal ahead
3. Left turns on a red light are allowed:
from a one-way street into a one-way street.
at intersections, after stopping, if the way is clear.
4. If an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is traveling in the area you are driving, you should:
signal the emergency vehicle when it is clear to pass you.
make every effort to give them a clear path of travel.
speed up.
5. ABS is the acronym for:
Anti-Braking System
Anti-Locking Brake System
Average-Beam System
6. When establishing a proper following distance, you should practice the following:
Following distance is only important on snow and ice.
As speed increases following distance should decrease.
3-4 second minimum following distance.
7. When driving in fog, you should use your high beam headlights.
8. Bicyclists must:
remain near the left edge of the road.
ride in a bicycle lane, if available.
remain to the right when they prepare for a left turn.
9. When is it illegal to pass another vehicle:
On a hill or curve.
At a street crossing or highway intersection.
All of the above.
10. What can you do to prevent skids on snow and ice?
Brake early and gently.
Allow the wheels to keep turning.
All of the above.
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SC DMV Written 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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