South Carolina Drivers' License Test 2017 - FREE Practice!
South Carolina Driver's Licnese Info & Resources:
- South Carolina Driver's License And State ID
- South Carolina DMV Publications - Driver's Handbook, Guide, Manual, Highway Code.
- South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
- South Carolina DMV Regional Office Locations - regional service centers, office hours and addresses.
- South Carolina DMV Related Forms and Applications
- South Carolina Motor Vehicle Registration
- Moving to South Carolina, Non Resident Motorists
- 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).
• 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.
• 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)