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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 drivers come to this sign, they must:
stop sign ahead
brake sharply and come to a complete stop.
be ready to stop at the stop sign.
warn other drivers that a stop sign is ahead.
2. Drivers should always signal when:
pulling out of a parking space.
changing lanes.
All of the above.
3. Your license will be suspended when you accumulate ______ under the point system law.
12 points
5 points
15 points
4. When it starts to snow while you are driving, you should:
Increase your following distance.
Keep your windshield and mirrors clear.
All of the above.
5. The sign in the picture:
slow moving vehicle sign
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
6. If two vehicles reach an intersection at the same time:
The first vehicle to reach the intersection has the right-of-way.
The vehicle on the right yields to the vehicle on the left.
The vehicle on the left yields to the vehicle on the right.
7. A flashing yellow light at an intersection means:
Yield to all traffic before crossing the intersection.
Stop, then enter the intersection when it is safe to do so.
Slow down and proceed carefully through the intersection.
8. Roads are most slippery:
when it stops raining.
when it first starts to rain.
just before it rains.
9. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Two-way traffic ahead
Four-lane traffic ahead
Divided highway ahead
10. Are bicyclists required to obey traffic laws and signs?
Yes, but only if they are riding in a bicycle lane.
No, bicyclists are considered pedestrians when it comes to the rules of the road.
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SC DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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