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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. If a pedestrian is in the middle of the street when your signal light changes to green, you should:
proceed because you have the right-of-way.
proceed unless the pedestrian is in your lane.
wait until the pedestrian crosses the street before proceeding.
2. When following a motorcycle, drivers must remember that motorcycles can ____________ than other vehicles.
stop much more quickly
stop much more slowly
accelerate much faster
3. A flashing red light means:
The light will soon change to steady red.
Drive with caution.
The same as a STOP sign.
4. These are:
route signs
route signs.
miles-left signs.
speed limit signs.
5. Due to their size and weight, trucks and buses take longer to stop than cars.
6. What should you do if your headlights suddenly go out?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Brake immediately and activate your emergency lights.
Use your emergency lights, parking lights or directional signals.
7. This sign means:
low clearance sign
No passing zone ahead.
Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.
Narrow bridge ahead. Slow down and drive with caution.
8. Your BAC depends on:
how much time passes between drinks.
how much alcohol you drink.
All of the above.
9. When you travel in a work zone, you should:
slow down and obey posted speed limits.
watch for cones, signs, barrels, large vehicles, or workers.
All of the above.
10. The left outside mirror is the safest method of keeping tabs on what is behind you.
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SC DMV Practice Test Facts

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