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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. Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your traffic lane. The right of way should be given:
by the pedestrian.
to the pedestrian.
by the pedestrian, but only when vehicles are turning left.
2. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Open intersection ahead
Traffic signal ahead
No traffic signal ahead
3. Left turns on a red light are allowed:
from a one-way street into a one-way street.
at intersections, after stopping, if the way is clear.
4. If an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is traveling toward you:
signal the emergency vehicle that they can pass you.
make every effort to give them a clear path of travel.
increase your speed until you reach the next intersection, then let the emergency vehicle pass.
5. ABS is the acronym for:
Anti-Braking System.
Anti-lock Brake System.
Asphalt-Braking System.
6. To give yourself a 3 to 4 second following distance from the vehicle ahead of you:
count the seconds it takes the vehicle ahead of you to reach the point you are at.
pass a stationary object and count how many seconds it takes the vehicle ahead to do the same.
watch as the vehicle ahead passes a stationary object and count the seconds it takes you to reach that same point.
7. When driving in fog, you should use your high beam headlights.
8. Bicyclists must:
remain near the left edge of the road.
ride in a bicycle lane, if available.
remain to the right when they prepare for a left turn.
9. When is it illegal to pass another vehicle?
On a hill or curve.
At highway intersections.
All of the above.
10. What can you do to prevent skids on snow and ice?
Brake early and gently.
Allow the wheels to keep turning.
All of the above.
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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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