South Dakota DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Motorcyclists may find it challenging to maintain safe control on surfaces with poor traction, such as
2. If approaching a blind intersection with a stop line, where should you stop?
3. The best way to protect your eyes is with
4. Decrease your chances of being involved in a collision by
5. Motorcyclists must wear protective eyewear
6. The right lane on a freeway should remain open for ____ as much as possible.
7. When riding on the road, you should create more space and minimize harm from any hazard by
8. Before pulling off the road, it is important to check
9. Which of the following is true about braking?
10. What animal seems to be attracted to motorcycles?
11. Wearing a face shield while riding a motorcycle
12. The rear brake on a motorcycle is operated by
13. Which of the following should you do when you must ride over an obstacle?
14. Use your feet to maintain balance by
15. When riding through a curve, the most effective lane position
16. When loading saddlebags, it is important to
17. What does this sign indicate?
18. If you need to cross tracks that run parallel to your course, you should do so at a ____ degree angle.
19. There are ____ primary types of dot approved helmets.
20. An engine seizure is normally caused by what?
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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.