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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. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
grab the front brake.
increase your speed through the curve.
2. In South Carolina, who must wear eye protection?
Riders and passengers under 21.
All riders.
All riders and passengers.
3. Operating a motorcycle between lanes of traffic is:
permitted in heavy traffic.
only permitted if you are carrying a passenger.
not permitted.
4. Motorcycle passengers must have their own:
All of the above.
5. Wear ___________ clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
brightly-colored or reflective
6. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
All of the other answers are correct.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
7. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
ride in a staggered formation.
reduce your speed.
grab at the front brake.
8. What lane position should you ride in when you are being passed from behind?
Center or left
9. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
staying in the center lane position.
increasing your speed.
riding in the left lane position
10. To know what is going on behind you:
slow down and look around.
check your side mirrors frequently.
pull off the road and check.
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SC Motorcycle Test

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