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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your SC Driving Exam (Or Road Test)

You should complete your SC Driving Exam at a DMV office near you. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website:
Yes. You have to bring your own car with you. You must able to provide proof of registration and insurance. You should also ensure the vehicle is in good working condition.
You should feel confident conducting basic safety checks, performing smooth lane changes, starting and stopping your vehicle smoothly and sharing the road with other vehicles.
You should bring your Learner's Permit and Form PDLA, which certifies that you've completed a Driver's Education course and the necessary hours of behind-the-wheel training. Additionally, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to sign your application.
On the SC Driving Exam, you will need to demonstrate parts of your vehicle to the examiner first before you begin driving. As you drive, your number one priority should be demonstrating your ability to drive safely and effectively.
Yes. You do need to learn how to parallel park as you will be asked to do so on your SC Driving Exam.
The night before your road test, you should practice driving with a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older. Don't overdo it though. Make sure you get a good night's rest.
After you have received your permit, you will need to maintain a good driving record for 180 days before you can apply for your license. During this time, if you are under 17, you should attend a Driver's Education course. If you are under 18, you should complete, at minimum, 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a parent or legal guardian.
The biggest restriction on your SC Permit is that you can not drive alone. When you are driving, a licensed driver who is 21 years old, should always be in the car with you.