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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. When drivers come to this sign, they must:
stop sign ahead
brake sharply and come to a complete stop.
be ready to stop at the stop sign.
warn other drivers that a stop sign is ahead.
2. Always signal when:
pulling in or out of a parking space.
changing lanes.
All of the above.
3. Which drivers are subject to the South Carolina's Point System?
All drivers.
Intermediate drivers only.
Permit holders.
4. You are driving, and it starts to snow. You should:
Allow additional distance between your vehicle and others you are following.
Keep your windshield and mirrors clear.
All of the above.
5. The sign in the picture:
slow moving vehicle sign
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
6. If you are approaching a large commercial vehicle from the rear on an interstate, you should:
Drive on the right side of large vehicles when going up and down hills.
Follow the large vehicle closely to reduce wind drag on your vehicle.
Always avoid driving beside a large vehicle for long periods at a time.
7. When you see a flashing yellow light at an intersection you should:
Yield to all traffic before crossing the intersection.
Stop, then enter the intersection when it is safe to do so.
Slow down and cross the intersection carefully.
8. Roads are most slippery:
when it stops raining.
just after the rain begins.
just before it rains.
9. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Two-way traffic ahead
Four-lane traffic ahead
Divided highway ahead
10. Must a bicyclist obey traffic laws and signs?
Yes, but only if they are riding in a bicycle lane.
No, bicyclists are considered pedestrians when it comes to the rules of the road.
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SC DMV Knowledge 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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