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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 North Carolina DMV written test is about road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the NC DMV Driver’s Handbook. The DMV test consists of 37 questions. To pass the North Carolina DMV test, you are allowed to miss 3 of the 12 questions about road signs, and 5 of the 25 questions about road rules.
1. When riding at night you should:
decrease your following distance.
increase your following distance.
use your low beam.
speed up.
2. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No right turn
No U-turns
All traffic turn right
Truck route to the right
3. This road sign means:
hill sign
No trucks allowed
Truck stop ahead
Trucks under 18,000 lbs. allowed
Hill ahead
4. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
The road widens ahead
Lane reduction - the right lane ends soon
Lane reduction -- the left lane ends soon
Highway entrance ramp ahead
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every 50 miles
Once per trip
Every two hours
Every five hours
6. A 4-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
There are four stop signs at the intersection.
The first vehicle to reach the intersection should move forward first.
Traffic from all four directions must stop.
All of the above.
7. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a reduction of lanes.
a narrow road ahead.
a dip in the road. Drivers should be ready to stop if the dip is filled with water.
a bridge ahead, wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.
8. This sign is used to warn drivers about:
reduction of lanes sign
road construction.
lane ends, merge left.
upcoming intersections.
road curves ahead.
9. When they see this sign, drivers:
slippery road sign
need to brake suddenly.
should be prepared to make sharp turns at a high speed.
should not speed up or brake quickly.
need to be prepared to turn right and then left quickly.
10. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Winding road ahead
Slippery when wet
No U-Turn
Dangerous curve
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NC DMV Practice Permit Test

Number of questions: 37
Signs questions:12
Correct answers to pass:29
Passing score:78%
Minimum age to apply: 15
Number of questions: 37
Signs questions:12
Correct answers to pass:29
Passing score:78%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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