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The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles administers several tests when an individual applies for a license or learner permit – and in some cases, when they renew their license.

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Written knowledge
  • Covers traffic laws and safe-driving practice
  • Tests offered in different languages
  • Oral tests available, upon request
Traffic signs
  • Covers regulatory and warning signs
  • Applicant identifies signs by color and shape and provides an explanation of each
Vision
  • Applicant must meet vision standards for driving in North Carolina
  • License will indicate if corrective lenses are required
  • Corrective lenses must be worn at all times while driving
  • Penalty for driving without proper corrective lenses is same as driving without a license
NA
Driving skills
  • Assesses applicant's driving skills and ability to perform basic driving patterns
  • Skills include:

     
  • Approaching intersections, stop signs and traffic signals
  • Quick stops
  • Backing
  • Stopping, starting and parking
  • Turn signals and using the horn
  • Turning
  • Use of lanes
  • Following another vehicle
  • Passing and being passed
  • Yielding right of way to pedestrians and vehicles
  • Three-point turnabouts
NA

7/10/2018 10:19 AM

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