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. In order to swerve properly, you must
2. The rear brake on a motorcycle is operated by
3. The best protection against flying objects while riding is
4. Most crashes occur when a rider is travelling at less than ____ mph.
5. You must use high beam headlights in all of the following situations, except
6. Generally, ____ should be avoided.
7. You shift gears by engaging the clutch lever and using the
8. Which of the following should you not do if you are being tailgated?
9. Alcohol affects the body in many different ways, but the first effect is to your
10. Which of the following should you not do if you are carrying a passenger?
11. Most motorcycle crashes happen
12. If you are on a single or two-lane road and come to an intersection with a divided highway or a roadway with 3 or more lanes, you must
13. Which of the following should you do when you must ride over an obstacle?
14. A way for you to increase your safety at night is to
15. The safest way to cross an obstacle is at a ____ angle.
16. What is an easy test to see if a motorcycle 'fits' you?
17. Motorcycle brake lights are not as noticeable as car brake lights. what can you do?
18. Head checks while riding motorcycles
19. When you come to a school or church bus that is stopped on any roadway to load or unload passengers, you must
20. The majority of your motorcycle brake power is provided by

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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.