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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 North Carolina Driver's Handbook. The NC 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. This road sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Lane closed for traffic
There is a traffic signal ahead
4-way stop ahead
Stop before turning right
2. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No right turn
No U-turns
All traffic turn right
Low clearance
3. This road sign means:
hill sign
No trucks allowed
Truck stop ahead
Trucks under 12,000 lbs. allowed
Hill or downgrade up ahead
4. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
One-way street ahead
The right lane ends soon
The left lane ends soon
Highway entrance ramp ahead
5. This road sign means:
do not enter
Pass with caution
Railroad crossing
Do not enter
Yield the right-of-way
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 means:
reduction of lanes sign
road construction.
lane ends, merge left.
divided highway ahead.
narrow bridge 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
Sharp curve ahead
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NC DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 37
Correct answers to pass:29
Passing score:78%
Signs questions:12
Signs - Correct answers to pass:9
Minimum age to apply: 15
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