South Dakota DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
2. Which lane position should you ride in when passing parked cars?
3. Which of the following is most likely to occur when your chain slips while you are riding?
4. If the rear wheel locks, you should
5. The front brake is more important because
6. If you are going to pass another vehicle but you think that it may move into your lane, you should
7. What does this sign indicate?
8. If your vehicle's directional signals fail, use ____ until you can have them repaired.
9. When carrying a load, you should
10. Which of the following is not an advantage of keeping a group of riders small?
11. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by
12. The motorcycle and rider should lean at the same angle when in
13. Before making an emergency stop on the side of the road, you should
14. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items
15. When driving through a turn, your lane position should
16. This road sign means
17. To stop safely on a curve, you should
18. When you park, which wheel should be touching the curb?
19. While riding your motorcycle in high-risk areas, you must cover ____ to reduce the time you need to react.
20. When stopping, the front brake provides up to ____ % of your braking power.
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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.