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North Carolina DMV Exam Study Guide


What should you Read this guide and you could score an easy 100%!
bring to the DMV?
Thank you for purchasing citizens of the rules of the
Proof of your North Caro-
lina residency (such as a the North Carolina DMV road (and we do recom-
utility bill showing your
NC address) Exam Study Guide. You mend reading it, by the
can be confident that the way), many find that the
Your original Social
Security card
content of this guide will questions which appear
Two other forms of ID.
This can be any two of
help you pass the knowl- on the knowledge test are state, you should not
the following: edge test on your first try. still difficult to answer assume that you can pass
Birth certificate even after thoroughly re- the exam without spend-
While the Department of
Valid drivers
viewing the official guide. ing some time reviewing
Transportation publishes
license from the items on the pages
another state a very informative guide to Even if you are an experi-
that follow.
Valid Passport educate North Carolina enced driver from another

Proof of liability
About the Knowledge Test
$32 in cash or NC bank
check (credit cards,
debit cards & out-of- The North Carolina For example: right answer will be one of
state checks not ac- driver's license knowledge several responses that all
cepted) Q: How do you know when
test consists of 25 poorly seem to make sense. After
you are under 18: High the road is bumpy at night?
diploma or proof written multiple-choice reading through the state-
of completion of a
drivers education questions. To pass, you A: You watch the tail lights ments that follow, you will
course must answer at least 20 of the cars in front of you. recognize which correct
Patienceexpect long
wait times. Early morn-
questions correctly. There
answer is the best cor-
ing is best; avoid going are several different ver- rect answer.
during the lunch hour. sions of the test, but they Memorize the brief list of
In most locations, the test
all use the same basic pool tips on the following
is administered using com-
of questions. pages, especially the bold
puter terminals.
parts, and you will do just
Some of the questions
fine. In many cases, the
asked are so crazy that
they fly in the face of com-
mon sense, and reading
through the driver's hand-
book offered at the DMV LETS GET
will not necessarily help STARTED!
you to pass.

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North Carolina DMV ExamStudy Questions

Question Answer
Success Tips 1 In densely packed snow you should use chains or snow tires.

MISS A FEW! 2 If you must drive during heavy snow or fog, use your... low-beam headlights.

You can get 5 out of 3 Alcohol-related highway deaths account for... 38% of traffic fatalities.

the 25 questions attend a Driver Improvement Clinic to

If you accumulate 7 or more points on your traffic record
4 deduct three points from your driving
wrong and still pass. you may...
The traffic conviction that adds the highest number of passing a stopped school bus that is
points (5) to your driving record is... loading or unloading children.
Skip questions if you hills are more likely to be more steep
6 "Secondary roads" are roads where...
are not sure of the and curves are likely to be more sharp.
answer. Unanswered Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in cities and
7 35 miles per hour.
questions will be towns is...
shown again at the visit a driver license office, pay a resto-
8 To have a revoked drivers license restored, you must...
end. ration fee, and reapply for a license.
When three vehicles reach a 4-way stop at the same
CHILL OUT! 9 the car on the right.
time, the right of way belongs to...

Relax and take your If a vehicle sways freely, leans heavily to one side during
time. You have 30 10 a turn or seems to bounce continuously, there may be a suspension system.
problem with the...
minutes to finish.
11 If you experience a breakdown, you should... call a law enforcement officer.
To maintain a safe driving distance between your car
12 use the two-second rule.
and the car in front of you, you should...
If you take any medication before you drive, you
13 find out what effect the medicine has.

14 If you are planning a long road trip, you should... stop and rest every 100 miles.
look ahead to ensure that there is
I just passed the 15 Before passing another vehicle, you should...
enough room for you to pass.

exam, and got 16 When driving down a very steep hill, you should...
shift into a lower gear to control your

100% on both 17 If you run off the side of the road, you should... gradually take your foot off the gas
the sign and the When travelling on rural highways, farm equipment travels at its maximum speed of 15-20
usually... miles per hour.
computer test 19 If you are driving into a circle you should... yield to cars already in the circle.
20 If you are in a crash, you should... move your car off of the road.
all thanks to this
21 School buses are required to... stop at all railroad crossings.

guide. 22 In city traffic, you should...

be alert for drivers who make quick
Kristin 23
When a school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from two-lane roadways with a center
both directions must stop on turning lane.

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North Carolina DMV ExamStudy Questions

Question Answer
Defensive drivers check their rear view mirror and side
Study Tip
24 every 10 seconds.
mirrors roughly
If going 45 miles per hour, how far ahead should you
25 200 ft.
signal before turning? Question Answer

If you plan to turn and are not in the proper lane to do continue to the next intersection, then
so, you should turn.
27 The most common type of accident on a highway is a rear-end collision.
28 When driving behind someone... you should not use your high beams.
29 To dry wet brakes... gently apply the brakes.
30 "Don't hang out in the No zone" refers to not being... in truckers' blind spots. Cover the answer
31 When approaching a railroad crossing... slow down and prepare to stop. column with another
the turning lane is the only lane that page and try to
32 If you pull up to a red arrow
should stop. remember the answer
If you are a pedestrian walking along the side of the as you go down the
33 carry or wear something white.
road at night, you should list.
driving on a highway and no car is ap-
34 Use high beams when

35 Slippery roads are most likely to occur when it has just begun to rain.
I had to transfer
wait until the farm vehicle has the chance
When traveling behind a farm vehicle on a two-lane
36 to pull over to the side, then pass with my license over
blind spots to the side and rear into which from another state
37 Large trucks (tractor trailers) have serious
cars can disappear from view.
and I didn't even
38 When preparing to make a right-hand turn turn on your turn signal and approach the
right-hand side of the road. get the DMV book!
a quick glance over your shoulder on the Just study each
39 A "shoulder check" is side in which you intend to turn or
change lanes. question/answer
40 When you get tired on a long trip, you should stop and rest.
here and you will
Unless there is a sign indicating no turn on red, you after stopping and making sure that the
can turn right on red... turn can be made safely. get a 100% just
For any underage person who helps another attempt-
42 ing to purchase any alcoholic beverage, the law re- a one-year driver license revocation. like I did!
Your license will be revoked immediately if your blood
43 0.08 percent.
alcohol concentration is at least...
When approaching a road that is blocked from view
44 stop and proceed with caution.
you should...

45 When encountering road work you should stay with the pace of the traffic.

46 A total of 38% of road accidents are caused by drunken driving.

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North Carolina DMV ExamRoad Sign Recognition

Most people are surprised when they get to the road sign portion of the knowledge test, and rightly so: you will be asked to identify
some common road signs by their shape and color only! Even the railroad crossing sign, which in the real world has a huge X
on it, is represented only as an empty yellow circle in the bizarre-o world of the North Carolina DMV test creators.





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test and drive

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