South Dakota DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the South Dakota Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE South Dakota DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.

1. What is a staggered formation?
2. Which of the following is a dangerous surface you may encounter?
3. Only drinking one drink per hour
4. How can you reduce your reaction time?
5. When at an intersection, you must especially watch for
6. Grabbing the front brake could result in
7. Which of the following should you wear while riding?
8. When is it most important to check your mirrors?
9. In order to avoid fatigue, you should stop riding at least every ____ hour(s).
10. ____ helps make your downshifting smoother.
11. If the rear wheel locks, you should
12. On a highway, you see other vehicles about to merge into your lane from an entrance ramp. what should you do?
13. When passing heavy vehicles, it is important to avoid
14. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, it is important not to
15. An adequate space cushion between you and the vehicle ahead of you is at least ____ seconds
16. When is it important to use your side mirrors?
17. The best way to stay alert while riding a motorcycle is to
18. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
19. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when
20. How far ahead should you scan your path of travel, in seconds?

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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.