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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. Arrows on the roadway:
show which lanes you must use.
indicate reserved lanes.
indicate HOV lanes.
2. The first sign drivers see when approaching a highway-rail intersection is usually:
a crossbuck sign.
an advance warning sign.
a speed limit sign.
3. Road signs that point out scenic areas and parks are:
green and white.
black and orange.
brown and white.
4. When changing lanes, you should never:
look over your shoulder to check blind spots.
check to see if other drivers are moving into the same lane.
change lanes abruptly.
5. What should you do if your brakes fail and youd don't have ABS?
Turn on your cruise control.
Pump the brake pedal hard and fast to increase pressure.
Hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
6. When approaching a railroad crossing that has no warning signals (such as electric flashing lights or gates), drivers must look in both directions, listen and slow down.
7. This road sign means:
side road sign
A road joins from the right
All traffic must turn right
All traffic must go straight ahead
8. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:
pass red lights.
exceed the speed limit.
All of the above.
9. Two motorcyclists are allowed to:
ride side-by-side in a single lane.
race on empty roads.
share the lane with another vehicle.
10. If a traffic officer signals you to drive through a red light:
you must not obey the officer. Signs and signals take precedence over directions given by traffic officers.
you must wait for the red light to turn green.
you must do it.
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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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