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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 sign warns drivers that:
winding road sign
there is a double curve ahead.
they must turn either to the right or left.
there is a winding road ahead.
2. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, you should:
stop and wait for a large space in traffic.
reduce your speed to 15 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
3. If you see a cyclist in your lane ahead, you should:
lightly tap the horn to avoid startling the cyclist.
treat the cyclist as any other vehicle.
All of the above.
4. When is the pavement most slippery?
When it's been raining from at least one hour.
If it's been raining several hours.
When it has just begun to rain.
5. As you drive on the expressway, make sure:
your directional signal goes off before you change lanes.
to signal all lane changes.
you cut off vehicles behind you when you change lanes.
6. You can reduce the chance of a collision with a large vehicle if you:
cut abruptly in front of it.
delay near it.
pay close attention to the turn signals.
7. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Divided highway ahead.
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
Divided highway ends.
8. At a stop sign there is no stop line, you must stop:
before you enter the crosswalk.
after you enter the crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
9. If an approaching driver does not dim the headlights, you should:
move your eyes to the left to help avoid the glare of approaching high beams.
move your eyes to the right and avoid looking directly at the bright lights.
flash your headlights to low beam for a second, then return to high beam.
10. This sign indicates:
slippery road sign
The road may be slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Warning: drunk drivers.
Winding road. Drive with caution.
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SC DMV Written Test Facts

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