South Carolina Driver's License

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South Carolina Learner's Permit

In South Carolina, you must be at least 15 years old to get a Vehicle Beginner's Permit. All new drivers are required to take a written Road Rules and Road Signs knowledge test which contains questions on South Carolina traffic laws, road signs and rules of safe driving. Your Vehicle Beginner's Permit is considered Level 1 of the South Carolina Graduated License Law an drequires a minimum of 40 hours of supervised behind-the-wheel practice, 10 of which must be nighttime At Level 2, after you've have held your permit for a minimum of 6 months you are eligible to take their road skills test to receive a Conditional License.

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South Carolina Road Test Requirements

The road test will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Your ability to drive your vehicle safely in a variety of traffic situations will be tested. An South Carolina driver license examiner will administer the road test and you will need to supply your own vehicle. Before taking you out on the road the examiner will check to see if the car you are driving has a current registration and proof of vehicle insurance.

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South Carolina Road Test Maneuvers

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You'll be prepared to perform the following maneuvers during your road test:

  • Perform safe Left and Right Turns, as well as Three Point Turns
  • Proper Signaling for lane change and parking
  • Lane Usage, Right-of-way, Intersection Approach and Overall Vehicle Control
  • Backing of vehicle and making quick stops
  • Parking of the Vehicle (possibly Parallel Parking)

You'll receive a Driving Maneuvers Checklist with the road test course. For a complete list of maneuvers please see the South Carolina Driver Manual.

Driver's License Documentation Requirements

Before you head to the South Carolina DMV Office, make sure you have all of the following required documents to get your driver's license. You will need:

  • Your Accepted Forms of Identification
  • Your parent or legal guardian with you to sign your application.
  • Your beginner's permit.
  • Form PDLA that certifies you have:
    • Completed a driver's education course
    • Had satisfactory school attendance
    • Proof of driving with your licensed parent or guardian for 40
    • hours, including 10 hours of driving practice at night.

Scheduling Your Road Test Appointment

You can schedule your road skills test at your local SC DMV office. If you are a new driver and fail the road test you must wait two weeks before you can be tested again.

South Carolina GDL Laws

South Carolina's graduated driver license law is a three-step program that gradually introduces novice drivers into driving via a three-step licensing program towards a full license. This helps reduce the number of teens getting involved in traffic crashes.

Stage 1: Learner's Permit

A new driver must be at least 15 years old to apply for a learner’s permit. The required holding period for a learner’s permit is 6 months. The licensee must complete 40 hours of driving time, 10 of which is for nighttime driving.

Stage 2: Intermediate License

The licensee must be at least 15 years and 6 months old to qualify for an intermediate license. The nighttime restriction for an intermediate license is not being allowed to drive between the hours of 6 PM to 6 AM EST and 8 PM to 6 AM EDT. The licensee is not allowed to have more than two passengers under the age of 21.

Stage 3: Full License

In order to remove the nighttime and passenger restriction in South Carolina, the licensee must be 16 years and 6 months old.

South Carolina Permits Guide: http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/default.aspx?n=beginner_permits

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