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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 SC DMV 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 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. An important step in turning is:
checking traffic in all directions.
always moving to the left lane.
increasing your speed.
2. This road sign means:
cross road sign
A steep grade is ahead
A four-way intersection is ahead
Do not enter
3. Parking is not allowed:
in a tunnel.
on the road side of a parked vehicle.
All of the above.
4. This sign warns drivers of:
sharp right turn
a cross road.
a side road.
a sharp turn.
5. A yellow arrow means:
Do not go in the direction of the arrow.
The same as a steady yellow light.
If you intend to turn in the direction of the arrow, be prepared to stop.
6. On a four lane highway slower traffic should drive in the:
right lane.
left lane.
center lane.
7. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Get enough sleep.
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
All of the above.
8. This sign tells drivers that:
no right turn sign
U-turns are not allowed.
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
they must not make a right turn.
9. If the roadway up ahead is covered by heavy smoke, you should:
Reduce your speed, move as far to the right as possible, and stop off the roadway.
Turn on your four way flashers and continue.
Turn on your low beam headlights and continue.
10. When approaching a highway-rail intersection, the first sign drivers see is usually:
a yield sign.
a stop sign.
an RXR round sign on a yellow background.
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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
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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