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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. Air bags are meant to _________ seat belts.
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2. Any use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is considered a distraction because:
it causes the driver to be concerned about the latest news.
it occupies the driver's mind, hands and eyes.
it draws the attention of other drivers.
3. What does this sign indicate?
parallel railroad crossing
Low ground clearance railroad crossing
Parallel railroad crossing (crossroad)
Parallel railroad crossing (side road)
4. This sign means:
no parking between
Parking is not allowed at 8:30 AM and at 5:30 PM
No parking between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
You can only park between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
5. More than one vehicle is approaching a four-way stop sign. Who has the right of way?
The first driver to reach the intersection and stop.
The driver on the left.
The last driver to reach the intersection.
6. _________________ your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Always rely on
Never use
Never depend on
7. Which statement about yielding right-of-way is true?
You have the right-of-way to make a right turn before a pedestrian crosses the intersection.
When turning left at an intersection, you may turn left before the oncoming traffic.
You should never demand right-of-way although there are laws governing these situations.
8. This road sign is:
slower traffic keep right
a regulatory sign.
a speed reduction sign.
a warning sign.
9. What should you do in case of a brake failure?
Pull off the road into an open space, if available.
Apply the parking brake slowly.
All of the above.
10. When a vehicle is hydroplaning the:
Tires lose contact with the road surface
Spray from large trucks reduces visibility
Windshield wipers cannot keep the windshield clear of rain
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SC DMV Knowledge Test

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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