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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. When you approach this sign, you must:
school crossing sign
stop if necessary.
watch for workers crossing the road.
go to work.
None of the above.
2. What does a flashing red light mean?
flashing red light
The same thing as a stop sign.
Drivers may move forward with caution.
3. When you see this sign you should:
double curve sign
increase your speed and try to pass other vehicles.
slow down and do not pass other vehicles.
prepare to slow down and possibly yield to oncoming traffic.
slow your speed and be prepared to stop.
4. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Do not enter
Church ahead
Side road
Intersection ahead
5. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrians must not cross
Pedestrian crossing ahead
School zone ahead
6. This sign indicates the _______________ vehicles can safely travel in this area.
speed limit sign
suggested speed
maximum speed
reaction speed
minimum speed
7. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a narrow bridge ahead.
a winding road.
low clearance.
a low place in the road.
8. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No left turn
Detour ahead
Road curves ahead
No U-turn
9. When they see a yellow X signal, drivers should:
lane yellow x
turn off the ignition.
prepare to leave the lane safely.
stay in their lane.
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
10. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.
Roundabout ahead. Slow down.
Intersection ahead.
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
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NC DMV Practice 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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