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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in South Carolina must have a driver license or learner's permit. To apply for a learner's permit, you must be 15 years of age or older. You must provide a birth certificate, proof of residency, social security card or equivalent, and must pass the vision and knowledge tests. The South Carolina written knowledge test covers the contents of the South Carolina Driver's Manual, and includes questions on road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. The SC DMV written test consists of 30 questions, and you'll need at least 24 correct answers to pass (80% or higher). Practice with this sample DMV test to get ready for the official South Carolina driver's license test.
1. This road sign means:
school sign
Pedestrian crossing
Playground ahead
School crossing
2. A red traffic sign means?
Do not enter.
All of the above.
3. This regulatory road sign indicates that:
slower traffic keep right
The right hand lane is reserved for buses and car-pool vehicles.
Vehicles must slow down and stay in the right lane.
Slower vehicles traveling on multiple lane highways must stay in the right lane.
4. In the following situations, drivers should increase their following interval:
When it is hard to see ahead because of bad weather.
When following vehicles that are required to come to a stop at railroad crossings.
All of the above.
5. You should never depend on your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes. Why?
Mirrors leave “blind spots” behind both sides of vehicles.
Mirrors need to be adjusted.
Mirrors are useless.
6. Examples of proper glass maintenance include:
Keeping your windows clean and clear.
Replacing worn wiper blades.
All of the above.
7. ABS is the acronym for Anti-Locking Brake System.
8. When stopping on a road to perform a straight line backing maneuver:
the vehicle must be backed as fast as possible.
drivers should give a hand signal to warn approaching traffic from the rear that they intend to stop.
drivers should look straight ahead while backing.
9. A curb painted red means:
No parking or stopping
Reserved for passengers pick up or drop off
Parking is for disabled persons with a special placard or plate.
10. While driving on an undivided highway, you approach a school bus that is stopped and has its red lights flashing. You:
may pass if the way is clear.
may pass the bus on the right, if no children are present.
must remain stopped until the bus driver turns off the flashing red lights.
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SC DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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