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North Carolina Road Sign Identification Test

This NC Road Sign Practice Test
  Number of questions on each test: 12
  Question pool: 100+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice



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#1. What does this sign mean?

Low clearance / Maximum height.

The overpass has a low clearance. Do not proceed if your vehicle is too tall to pass under.


#2. This sign shows:

Regulatory speed limit sign. Never drive faster than the posted speed limit or at a speed that is unreasonable or unwise given the existing conditions.


#3. What does this sign mean?

Crossroad. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look in all directions for other traffic.


#4. A sign with a black cross and the black letters RR on a yellow background has what shape?

A circular sign, with a black cross and the black letters RR on a yellow background, gives advance warning of a railroad crossing.


#5. This sign means:

Divided Highway / Divided Highway Begins. Two-way traffic will be divided by a center strip ahead. Each roadway is one-way. Stay to the right.


#6. What does this sign mean?

Merging Traffic sign. This sign is posted where two lanes come together to form one lane.


#7. To go straight ahead at this intersection, you must enter:

Lane use control signs tell you where you can go or where you can turn and often use an arrow symbol. Cars in left lane may turn left or go straight. Cars in center lane must go straight. Cars in right lane must turn right.


#8. This is the shape and background color of:

This is an example of an Interstate route sign.

Interstate highways are marked by a red, white, and blue shield.


#9. When you see this sign, you must:

Keep right. A divided highway or traffic island where traffic must keep right is ahead. Stay on the right side of the divider.


#10. Which shape is used for stop signs?

Shape and color make it possible to recognize the various kinds of highway signs at a glance. The eight-sided (or octagon) sign is the stop sign.


#11. This road sign means:

Sharp Turn.

The sign is used to warn of a sharp turn.


#12. This sign means:

One of the most important caution signs is the stop ahead sign. It is placed far ahead of a stop sign when the driver’s view of the stop sign is blocked by a curve or other objects.

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NC DMV Driver License Test

When you apply for a North Carolina driver license or learner permit, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will ask you to take two computerized tests.

  A road sign identification test
  A written knowledge test

The first, known as the signs test, will check your understanding of common regulatory and warning signs. You must identify signs by color and shape and provide an explanation of each.

There are 12 signs on this test, and you must correctly identify 9 of these signs.

The second part of the examination addresses common road rules, North Carolina traffic laws, and safe driving practices. This part has 25 questions with a passing score of 80%, which means that you must have 20 correct answers to pass.

This North Carolina Road Sign Practice

This practice test covers most of the signs described in the North Carolina Driver Handbook . It is designed to help you study road signs and make sure you understand the meaning of signs, as well as shapes and colors of the most common signs.

It is a randomized test, which means that each set of questions are different from the previous.

It is not inclusive of all questions that can be asked on the examination and wording may not be the same.

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