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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. When you see this sign, you should:

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.


#2. What does this sign mean?

No Left Turn.

You cannot make a left turn at this intersection.

Remember that a red circle with a slash means no. The sign shows you what is not allowed.


#3. This road sign means:

Sharp Turn.

The sign is used to warn of a sharp turn.


#4. Orange road signs are used for:

A highway work zone can be easily identified by unique orange warning signs immediately preceding the work zone. The orange signs with messages in black letters are reserved strictly to identify work zones. In addition to alerting drivers as they approach and enter work zones, black-on-orange signs are used within the work zone to convey specific information and directions to drivers as they travel through the work zone.


#5. What does this sign tell you?

The One-Way sign is used in intersections to indicate streets or roadways upon which traffic is allowed to travel in one direction only. Do not turn against the arrow.


#6. 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.


#7. What does this sign mean?

The sign warns of a school zone or a school crossing. You should be especially watchful for children in these areas. In many school zones, the speed limit is reduced during certain school hours.


#8. This yellow 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.


#9. What does this sign mean?

Your lane is splitting off into two separate directions. You can turn left or go straight through.

Lane control signs mark where you can go and where you can turn. The signs are along the road or hanging over the road. Sometimes arrows may also be painted on the road.


#10. You are in the right-hand lane when you see this sign. What should you do?

Reduction of lanes / Lane drop. The sign means that there will be fewer lanes ahead. Traffic must merge left. Drivers in the left lane should allow others to merge smoothly. Right lane ends.


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

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


#12. What does this sign mean?

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

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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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