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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. A pedestrian starts to cross the street after the Dont Walk signal begins to flash. The pedestrian is in the middle of the street when your signal light changes to green. You should:
proceed if you have the right of way.
proceed if the pedestrian is not 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. Blind spots for large vehicles can extend up to 200 feet directly behind the vehicle.
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 to 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 the posted speed limit for the work zone.
Watch for cones, barrels, signs, large vehicles, and workers when approaching the work zone.
All of the above.
10. Night time is the safest time for cyclists to ride their bikes.
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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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