When you are getting ready to learn how to drive so you can finally get out on the road, it is important to make sure you are well aware of what you need to do to prep for the license. Before you can get a road test, you need to have your permit, and that means taking and passing a written exam. The state needs to know that you understand the laws of the road. Do not let the idea of a written exam intimidate you though. As long as you take the time needed to prepare and study for your test, you will pass it easily. By following the guidance here, you will be ready for the test and passing it will be nice and simple.

The driver’s manual

Even if you think you know the rules of the road, you need to get a copy of the South Carolina Driver’s Manual. This manual will include everything you need to know when it comes to passing the written test. It covers safety rules, traffic signs, signals, and markings, traffic laws, parking laws, road signs, and more. All of the questions that they put onto the test will come directly from the information available in the manual. Make sure you have a copy and study it as much as possible.

One of the best things about living in today’s world is the power of technology. Instead of having to go down and pick up a physical copy of the manual, you can simply head to their site and download the PDF. You can keep it on your computer, but it might also be a good idea to add it to your smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. When you do this, you will always have easy access to it.

Online tests

Studying the manual is vital, but you also need to know how much of that information is sticking in your brain. The best way to do this is with online tests. There are a number of sites that offer online tests for the South Carolina driving test, and you should take several of them. DMV Written Test offers several tests for the state. The exam has 30 questions, and you need to answer at least 24 of them correctly to pass.

Get an app

Another way that you can use technology to help you in your preparation for the tests is through apps. You can download apps right to your tablet or smartphone so you can answer practice questions. This will improve your knowledge and help you to improve your overall score on the real test. Apps are available on all of the major platforms. Two you may want to use include Drivers Ed app and DMV Permit Test.

A final tip

Even though you may feel you know all of the answers, take your time with the test. Read everything thoroughly so you do not make any simple mistakes that could have been avoided. Good luck on the test!

This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Prepare for the South Carolina Driver’s Written Test.

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