South Dakota DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Which of the following is acceptable to wear on a motorcycle as protective clothing?
2. You should flash your brake light when you are about to stop and you are
3. When you ride a motorcycle on slippery pavement, you should ____ to avoid a skid.
4. When stopping, the front brake provides up to ____ % of your braking power.
5. How does carrying a passenger change your motorcycle?
6. The best way to deal with tailgaters is to
7. Why is it important to cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees?
8. When starting on a hill, you should use ____ to hold you while you wait for the engine to take hold.
9. If you are about to collide with an object, and you wish to get the motorcycle to lean quickly to the right, you should
10. Generally, ____ should be avoided.
11. Help balance your motorcycle while turning by
12. When passing heavy vehicles, it is important to avoid
13. The center of the lane position is best for
14. When passing in rural areas, drivers must pay more attention to
15. Before mounting the motorcycle, you should check
16. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
17. A driver entering a traffic circle or rotary must yield the right-of-way to
18. This sign indicates that you are approaching
19. Which of the following is not one of the 4 steps recommended to safely execute turns?
20. Because riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car, you should
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in South Dakota, you must have a motorcycle instruction permit or a motorcycle license. Licenses are issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). You can apply for a motorcycle instruction permit at age 14 and a motorcycle license at age 16. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. To receive a motorcycle license, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the knowledge exam, and the motorcycle driving test.

Tests are scheduled online or through the DPS. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions about safe riding practices and road rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle driving test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.