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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. A broken white line:
separates two lanes traveling in the same direction.
marks the right edge of the roadway.
means passing or crossing is prohibited in that lane.
2. When approaching a railroad crossing that has a standard railroad (RR) crossbuck but no gates or flashing lights, you should:
approach all crossings with extreme caution.
check both directions and cross only when you know that no train is coming from either direction.
All of the above.
3. When your wheels run off the pavement, you should:
Grip the steering wheel firmly, begin to slow down, then move slowly back onto the road surface.
Hit the breaks hard.
Hit the brakes firmly and attempt to cut back sharply onto the pavemen.
4. You can make a _____ turn at a ______ traffic light, unless a sign prohibits the turn.
right; red
left; red
right; yellow
5. This road sign means:
hill sign
No trucks allowed
One-way traffic
Steep grade ahead
6. What should drivers do when they see this sign?
one lane bridge
Look to the left and right for other traffic.
Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before they cross.
Allow others to merge smoothly.
7. After you stop for a school bus, you must:
turn off your engine.
pass the bus before the red lights stop flashing.
None of the above.
8. Your license can be suspended if you are under 21 and drive with a BAC of:
0.08% or more.
0.15% or more.
any amount.
9. Alcohol:
makes drivers more prone to take chances.
increases reaction time.
All of the above.
10. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrians must not cross here
Pedestrian crossing ahead
School zone ahead
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SC DMV Permit Test

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