South Carolina Drivers' License Test 2017 - FREE Practice!

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South Carolina Driver's Licnese Info & Resources:

  1. South Carolina Driver's License And State ID
  2. South Carolina DMV Publications - Driver's Handbook, Guide, Manual, Highway Code.
  3. South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
  4. South Carolina DMV Regional Office Locations - regional service centers, office hours and addresses.
  5. South Carolina DMV Related Forms and Applications
  6. South Carolina Motor Vehicle Registration
  7. Moving to South Carolina, Non Resident Motorists
  8. Official South Carolina State Website

Classes of Licenses

South Carolina issues licenses as proof that you've been examined and are qualified to operate a particular type of vehicle. The class license you will need is based on the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross vehicle weight (GVW).

Commercial Licenses
• Class A : Any combination of vehicles with a GCWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
• Class B : Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
• Class C : Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definitions of Class A or B, but either is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.

Non-Commercial Licenses
• Class D : Allows you to drive non-commercial passenger vehicles, such as cars and trucks, which do not exceed 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. With a Class D driver’s license, you may also operate a three-wheel vehicle (excluding a two wheel motorcycle with a side car).
• Class E : Allows you to operate non-commercial, single unit vehicles that exceed 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. Examples of Class E vehicles include trucks and motor homes. With a Class E driver's license, you may also operate a three wheel vehicle (excluding a two-wheel motorcycle with a side car).
• Class F : Allows you to drive non-commercial, combination vehicles that exceed 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
Examples of Class F vehicles include trucks and motor homes with a towed trailer or vehicle. With a Class F driver’s license, you may also operate a three-wheel vehicle (excluding a two wheel motorcycle with a side car).
• Class M : Allows you to operate a two-wheel motorcycle, a two wheel motorcycle with a detachable side car, or a three-wheel vehicle.
• Class G: Allows you to operate a moped. If you have a valid driver’s license or permit in any of the other four classifications, you will not be required to obtain a license to drive a moped. (Minimum age 14)