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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. When dust is blowing across the roadway making it difficult to see other vehicles, you should drive slower and turn on your:
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
2. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
3. If traffic on the other side of an intersection is backed up and you cannot get completely through, you must:
wait until traffic ahead is clear.
enter the intersection and try to avoid blocking it.
enter the intersection and proceed with caution.
4. This sign means:
slippery road sign
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
5. The yield sign is ___ and white, with ___ letters.
yellow; black
red; red
red; white
6. Which statement about driving and drugs is true?
Even over the counter drugs can impair your driving.
Prescription drugs are safe to use if they don't make you feel drowsy.
Only illegals drugs can impair your driving.
7. If driving in foggy weather, drivers should turn on their high-beams to increase the field of vision.
8. The proper braking method involves:
using your right foot for both braking and accelerating your vehicle.
always braking hard to reduce your stopping distance.
always braking with your left foot.
9. This road sign indicates that:
restricted lane ahead sign
Vehicles cannot go straight ahead, and must turn either to the right or left.
buses and car pools may not travel in the restricted lane.
a lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles.
10. One broken line indicates:
You can pass other vehicles and change lanes, if it is safe.
You can change lanes, but only when traffic conditions or obstructions in the road make it necessary.
You cannot pass other vehicles or go across the line.
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SC DMV Permit Test Facts

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