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To earn your motorcycle license in South Carolina, you must pass both a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information in the South Carolina Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand driving laws, road rules and safe riding practices. The South Carolina DMV motorcycle test consists of 30 questions, and at least 24 correct answers are required to pass.
1. When turning, you should avoid:
leaning.
decelerating.
accelerating.
2. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
gradually increase your speed.
3. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
swerve as soon as you can.
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
4. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
All the other answers are correct.
5. If you plan to pass another vehicle and you think that it may move into your path, you should:
sound your horn.
flash your brake light.
apply both breaks.
6. When parking next to a curb, you should park with _______ touching the curb.
the rear wheel
You should never park next to a curb.
both wheels
7. If you think that the driver of the car ahead of you does not know that you are behind, you should:
immediately decrease your following distance.
ride in the center lane position.
slow down and ride in the right lane position.
8. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
Warm pavement
Snow
Gravel roads
9. When you ride with passengers, you should:
start slowing earlier as you approach a stop.
All the other answers are correct.
ride a little slower.
10. Which of the following should not be done at night?
Increase your speed.
Adjust your lane position when necessary.
Increase your following distance.
 
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SC DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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