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. When should you be ready to use your horn?
2. When making turns on the road, a motorcycle rider must ____ before entering a turn.
3. A curb painted with yellow lines indicates that the driver
4. You can initiate a swerve by
5. Before pulling off the road, it is important to check
6. The best way to stay alert while riding a motorcycle is to
7. In hot weather, what type of clothing should you wear while riding your motorcycle?
8. If you are about to collide with an object, and you wish to get the motorcycle to lean quickly to the right, you should
9. If there are hazards on your left, what lane position should you ride in?
10. In good conditions, what space, in seconds, should you keep from the vehicle in front?
11. The best way to swerve is to
12. To be effective a eye or face shield must ____.
13. How can you protect yourself from injury during a collision?
14. The staggered formation is the best choice when
15. When riding through an area of potential hazards, what should you do?
16. If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a ____ angle.
17. A front-wheel skid can result from
18. While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
19. You should flash your brake light when you are about to stop and you are
20. When should your motorcycle side mirrors be adjusted?
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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.