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. A benefit of riding in the center lane position is it
2. When riding through an area of potential hazards, what should you do?
3. Which lane position should you ride in when passing parked cars?
4. If you lock the rear brake on a surface with good traction
5. For the most stable riding, your knees and feet should be positioned
6. Pavement is likely to be slippery
7. Which of the following is not one of the 4 steps recommended to safely execute turns?
8. Which of the following should you not do if you are carrying a passenger?
9. Which of the following does not increase your safety when riding at night?
10. If you are being followed by a tailgater and he or she is not able to pass you, you should
11. When being passed by another vehicle, you must be alert for
12. Because riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car, you should
13. The ____ brake is the most important because it ____.
14. Because a motorcycle brake light is not as visible as the brake light on a car, you should
15. A motorcycle rider must maintain a minimum safe following distance of ____ behind the vehicle ahead.
16. The best protection against flying objects while riding is
17. Rolling on the throttle through a turn will
18. Because cars merging onto the highway may not see you, you should
19. When shifting gears, which of the following is not recommended?
20. While passing a row of parked cars, you see that there is a driver in one of the parked vehicles. what should you do?

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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.