South Carolina Online Driver Education

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Driver ed designed with you in mind

When teens are first learning to drive, they are highly receptive to important messages about the dangers of unsafe driving and driving while intoxicated. That is why it is so important for parents to get involved at this initial stage to ensure proper and thorough education to help set ground rules and instill good driving habits, as their teen takes on the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.

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Course Syllabus

Course Duration

This online driver education course is not timed.

Final Exam

The final exam is online and may be taken as many times as necessary until the student has scored 85% or better.


After you complete the course, we will send you a certificate of completion; however, it will not satisfy your state’s permit or licensing requirements and is intended for your records only.


  1. 1
    1.1 Course Description
    1.2 Welcome
    1.3 Account Navigation
    1.4 Course Objectives
    1.5 Important Reminder
    1.6 Course Requirements
  2. 2
    2.1 Preparing to Drive: Your Vehicle
    2.2 Vehicle Safety Matters
    2.3 Safety Equipment: Interior
    2.4 Seatbelts and Child Restraints
    2.5 Safety Equipment: Exterior
    2.6 Equipment Not Permitted
    2.7 Carbon Monoxide
    2.8 Vehicle Safety Maintenance
    2.9 Bumper Height Requirements
    2.10 Trailers, Towing, and Load
    2.11 Chapter Review
  3. 3
    3.1 Preparing to Drive: You the Driver
    3.2 Physical Conditions
    3.3 Drowsy Driving
    3.4 Emotions & Stress
    3.5 Road Rage
    3.6 Distracted Driving
    3.7 Characteristics of a Good Driver
    3.8 The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
    3.9 Chapter Review
  4. 4
    4.1 Alcohol, Drugs & the Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
    4.2 The Effects of Alcohol on Driving Ability
    4.3 The Effects of Drugs on Driving Ability
    4.4 Other Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
    4.5 The Price of Driving Under the Influence
    4.6 Ending Up Addicted
    4.7 Preventing Impaired Driving
    4.8 Chapter Review
  5. 5
    5.1 Traffic Controls
    5.2 Traffic Control Signals
    5.3 Pavement Markings: Lines and Lanes
    5.4 Crosswalks & Other Pavement Markings
    5.5 Traffic Signs Colors and Shapes
    5.6 Regulatory Signs
    5.7 Warning Signs
    5.8 School Zones
    5.9 Railroad Crossings & Drawbridges
    5.10 Construction & Maintenance Zones
    5.11 Chapter Review
  6. 6
    6.1 Driving Safely
    6.2 Basic Control Tasks: Starting
    6.3 Basic Control Tasks: Vehicle Operation
    6.4 Speed & Speed Limits
    6.5 Braking Distance
    6.6 Safe Following Distances
    6.7 Right-of-Way
    6.8 Intersections
    6.9 Making Turns
    6.10 Passing & Being Passed
    6.11 Parking
    6.12 Chapter Review
  7. 7
    7.1 Expressway Driving
    7.2 Introduction to Expressways
    7.3 Expressways: Entering & Merging
    7.4 Expressways: Lane Management
    7.5 Expressways: Safety & Special Conditions
    7.6 Expressways: Exiting
    7.7 Chapter Review
  8. 8
    8.1 Sharing The Road
    8.2 Vulnerable Road Users
    8.3 Sharing the Road with Pedestrians
    8.4 Sharing the Road with Bicycles
    8.5 Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
    8.6 Sharing the Road with Commercial Vehicles
    8.7 Sharing the Road with Other Vehicles
    8.8 Chapter Review
  9. 9
    9.1 Preventing and Handling Accidents
    9.2 Defensive Driving
    9.3 Escape Techniques
    9.4 Vehicle Emergencies
    9.5 Special Driving Situations
    9.6 Your Responsibilities After a Crash
    9.7 Chapter Review
  10. 10
    10.1 Your Driving Privilege
    10.2 Insurance Laws
    10.3 Graduated Licensing
    10.4 Motorcycle Licensing
    10.5 Losing Your License
    10.6 Chapter Review
  11. 11
    11.1 Road Trips and Vehicle Tips
    11.2 The Highway Transportation System
    11.3 Planning a Trip
    11.4 Using Maps
    11.5 Energy Efficiency
    11.6 Chapter Review
  12. 12
    12.1 Final Exam
    12.2 Final Exam Instructions


South Carolina Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses

Welcome to South Carolina’s favorite driver education course— Our South Carolina online drivers education course is 100 percent web-based and contains all you need to obtain your Department of Motor Vehicles learner’s permit.

  • Multiple settings are available for the course
  • Certificate is awarded upon completion
  • You only pay if you stay: satisfaction is guaranteed
  • Audio course is narrated aloud to you
  • You may qualify for cheaper insurance rates
  • Enjoy 24-hour technical support and customer service

South Carolina Licensing Procedures and South Carolina Online Driver Education

Our staff would like to congratulate you on beginning the process of applying for your first South Carolina driver’s license or South Carolina learner’s permit. For teenage drivers in South Carolina, a gradual driver license program is available. However, when applying for your first driver’s license in South Carolina, you must consider several aspects, such as those listed below.

South Carolina Learner’s Permit or South Carolina Beginner’s Permit

When you reach the age of fifteen, you can at last apply for a South Carolina learner’s permit, also referred to as a South Carolina beginner’s permit. To complete the application process you must do the following:

  • Provide an original birth certificate or valid ID
  • Provide a valid Social Security card
  • Provide Proof of residency in South Carolina
  • Provide Proof of motor vehicle insurance

When you have the aforementioned items in place, visit your local South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to submit your application. You must bring a parent or guardian along with you, according to DMV regulations. You will be required to pass a written exam and take a vision test. When these are completed, you will be given a valid, one-year South Carolina beginner’s permit. Keep in mind that you must practice your driving skills only when a qualified adult is with you in the automobile. Such an individual must be your guardian or parent, a driving instructor, or someone who is over the age of 21 who has held a valid license for at least one year. You, as well as any other individual in the car, must wear his or her seat belt and you must not forget to take your South Carolina beginner’s permit along with you whenever you plan to practice driving.

After you have met several requirements, such as having your beginner’s permit for a minimum of six months, you will be ready for the next step in the graduated license program of South Carolina. The next license you will receive is your South Carolina conditional license.

South Carolina Full Driver License and South Carolina Junior Driver License

As previously mentioned, you can apply for a conditional license in the state of South Carolina after you have had a valid South Carolina beginner’s permit for a minimum of six months. However, you will also have to meet the following requirements:

  • Complete an approved South Carolina online drivers ed course
  • Successfully complete 40 hours of practice driving under the supervision of an experienced driver
  • Complete ten hours of nighttime driving training
  • Provide proof that you attended driving school
  • Complete the PDLA form to certify you have met the requirements

After meeting the aforementioned requirements, you should make an appointment with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles in your local area. You must remember to take your South Carolina beginner permit along with you, as well as valid identification. The next step is the South Carolina road test. Once this test is passed, you will be awarded a South Carolina conditional license. The latter is still associated with certain restrictions, however.

If you have reached the age of sixteen, a South Carolina special restricted license can be applied for, as well. Take the following information to your local DMV:

  • Certificate that you attended school
  • Certificate of approved South Carolina driver education course
  • Certification of practice driving

At the age of 17, or after you have had your South Carolina learner’s permit for six months without any at-fault accidents or South Carolina traffic offenses, you can apply for regular South Carolina driver’s license.

South Carolina Teenage Driver’s License Penalties and Restrictions

After acquiring a South Carolina conditional license, there are still a few restrictions you must observe, even though you can drive any time with supervision. The following restrictions apply:

  • You cannot drive between 6pm and midnight–or 8pm and midnight during daylight savings–unless a licensed driver age 21 or older is with you.
  • If you are driving between midnight and 6am, your guardian must accompany you–with the exception of emergency-related driving, or going to and from work, a fire department or rescue unit.
  • You are restricted from transporting more than two underage passengers unless a licensed adult is in the car. You are, however, allowed to transport underage family members to and from school.

It is important to understand that if you are under the age of 17 and accrue six or more points on your driving record in South Carolina, your conditional license will be suspended for 180 days.

You can drive unrestricted once you have reached the age of 17 and have held your South Carolina conditional license in good standing for twelve months.

Financial Responsibility Laws Regarding Auto Insurance in South Carolina
Once your South Carolina provisional driver’s license is awarded, you are required by law to purchase liability insurance. You must purchase the minimum amounts listed below:

  • $25,000 bodily injury for one individual
  • $50,000 bodily injury for two individual
  • $25,000 for damage to property per accident

Your license could be suspended if you have an accident while driving without South Carolina liability insurance.

South Carolina Text Messaging, Cell Phone, and Drunk Driving Laws

As a teen driver in South Carolina, you should familiarize yourself with South Carolina’s drunk driving, text messaging, and cell phone laws. Like most states, underage drinking is not tolerated in South Carolina, and if you are convicted of this crime, you may face penalties.

If it is your first South Carolina DWI conviction and your blood alcohol level was .10 or greater, the following penalties may apply:

  • Two to thirty days in jail
  • Forty-eight hours of community service
  • $400 fine
  • Six month license suspension

Additional South Carolina DWI convictions may result in fines, community service, and increased jail time. It is also possible to have your license suspended or permanently revoked in South Carolina. As of 2014, using a cell phone while driving in South Carolina is not against the law.

South Carolina Online Driver Education

South Carolina teenage drivers must take an approved South Carolina driver education course. More information about South Carolina online drivers ed can be found on your local DMV website.

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  • 5
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  • 5
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