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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. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
Pull the steering wheel back.
2. You are driving too slowly if you:
drive at speeds less than 35 MPH.
block other vehicles moving at normal, safe speeds.
do not pass any vehicle while driving.
3. Drivers are not required to stop for a stopped school bus when driving on a two-lane road.
4. Drivers cannot pass a vehicle on the left if:
their lane has a solid yellow center line.
they cannot safely return to the right lane before any oncoming vehicle comes within 200 feet of them.
All of the above.
5. What shape is a yield sign?
Upside-down triangle
Vertical rectangle
6. You face a green light, but traffic on the other side of the intersection does not allow you to travel all the way through the intersection. What must you do?
Wait for the next green light.
Enter the intersection and wait until traffic ahead clears.
Wait until traffic ahead clears, so you do not block the intersection.
7. This sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
they cannot go straight ahead.
a shared lane starts ahead.
they will soon be facing oncoming traffic.
8. This sign warns of a ________ ahead.
hill sign
no passing zone
soft shoulder
9. Regulatory signs are:
white rectangles.
white triangles.
green rectangles.
10. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to highway speed, you should:
stop and wait for a large gap in traffic, then enter the highway and accelerate quickly.
merge into highway traffic as soon as possible.
go to the next entrance ramp.
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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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