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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:
roundabout circle 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?
yield to bikes sign
Vehicles traveling straight must yield to bicyclists entering a right turn lane.
Drivers have the right of way over bicyclists turning left.
Vehicles entering a right turn lane may encounter bicyclists traveling straight, and must yield to the bicyclists.
None of the above.
3. This sign means:
detour right
Stay on the main highway if possible
Do not enter
The road to the right is for one-way traffic only
Detour to the right
4. This sign warns drivers that:
sharp right turn
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:
merging traffic sign
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
warning sign.
guide sign.
stop sign.
regulatory sign.
7. This road sign means:
yield sign
You must come to a complete stop
Wrong Way
You may proceed at regular speed through the intersection
Slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary
8. What does the pictured signal indicate?
Pedestrians may begin crossing the street.
Pedestrians may not begin crossing the street.
Drivers should walk more and drive less.
Pedestrians may turn right.
9. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Bicycles have the right-of-way
No Bicycle zone
Bicycle repair shop ahead
Watch for bicycles
10. This sign means:
winding road sign
No turns are allowed on this road.
The road may be Slippery when wet.
Narrow road ahead.
Series of curves ahead.
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NC DMV Permit Test Facts

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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