2022 South Carolina Permit Test 20

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in South Carolina. Each permit practice test question has three answer.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in South Carolina. Each permit practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for South Carolina please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/south-carolina/car.

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1. Which statement about backing on a roadway is true?

Explanation
You should always look behind you to check for traffic when backing up. Only back up where it is safe and legal to do so.

2. Emergency vehicles:

Explanation
You must yield the right-of-way to police cars, fire engines, ambulances, or any other emergency vehicles using a siren or air horn and a red or blue flashing light. Follow any instructions given over the emergency vehicles' loudspeakers. Emergency vehicles often follow each other so you should proceed only when you are certain the way is clear.

3. If your wheels drop off the pavement and onto the shoulder of the road, you should:

Explanation
If your wheels drop off the pavement and onto a low shoulder, you should reduce your speed without braking and very carefully turn back onto the pavement. Be aware of any nearby traffic when re-entering the road.

4. Your license can be suspended if you are under 21 and drive with a blood alcohol level of:

Explanation
There is zero tolerance for alcohol use by drivers under age 21. If you are under 21, the detection of any trace of alcohol in your system will result in stiff penalties, including the suspension of your license for two years.

5. As you are driving on a four-lane highway, you approach a school bus that is stopped on the opposite side of the road with its red lights flashing. You:

Explanation
In the state of South Carolina, when driving on a highway with four or more lanes, you must stop for a school bus that is loading or unloading passengers only if you are approaching the bus from behind.

6. When driving on the highway, consistently looking far ahead of your vehicle:

Explanation
To avoid the need for last-minute braking or turning, consistently watch the road far ahead of your vehicle. By looking ahead and being ready to stop or change lanes if needed, you can drive more safely, save fuel, and help keep traffic moving at a steady pace.

7. How fast you drive does not affect the distance your vehicle travels after you brake to come to a stop.

Explanation
When driving in high-speed traffic, it is extremely important to stay well behind the vehicle in front of you. As your speed increases, the distance it will take for your vehicle to stop also increases.

8. An intersection has no traffic signs or signals. You arrive at the same time as a vehicle to your right. You should:

Explanation
When two vehicles arrive to an uncontrolled intersection at the same time, the vehicle on the right has the right-of-way. Once the vehicle on the right has safely passed through the intersection, the other driver may proceed.
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