South Dakota DMV Driving Test

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


1. Disabled persons who display their placards can park at a ____ curb.
2. When sharing the road with a trolley or light rail vehicle:
3. When you are driving slowly in the freeway fast lane, blocking traffic which wishes to pass, you should:
4. If a traffic signal is not functioning properly, the vehicle facing a red or unlighted signal shall behave how?
5. When you come to a flashing yellow light, you must:
6. Check your rearview mirrors:
7. Before getting out of your car, after parking at a two-way street curb, you should:
8. If you damage a vehicle that is unattended, which of the following should you not do?
9. This diamond-shaped sign warns that
10. If you have had several beers before driving, the effects of alcohol will be reduced only by:
11. A broken yellow line between two lanes of traffic means
12. If the roadway is wet or icy you should
13. Compared to the stopping distance at 30 mph, the stopping distance at 60 mph is:
14. Before you enter an intersection, you should look:
15. If you are driving and you find that nothing seems to help you stay awake, you should:
16. Any use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is considered a distraction because:
17. The best thing to do if you become tired or sleepy while driving is:
18. Which of the following does not happen after drinking
19. When driving at night, if the oncoming lights are blinding you, you should:
20. When you are behind a motorcycle, you should:
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About 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.