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. If an oncoming vehicle has started to turn left in front of you:
2. Your blind spot is the area of the road:
3. When merging with traffic, you should:
4. If weather of light conditions require you to have your lights on:
5. At a completely unmarked intersection, when two cars arrive simultaneously, who has the right of way?
6. Which of the following statements is not correct?
7. When making right turns, drivers must avoid ____ before initiating the turn.
8. Which of the following is not a pavement marking use?
9. What is the most important factor when sharing the roadway with other vehicle operators?
10. You should use your horn when:
11. When there is water on the roadway, you must reduce your speed to avoid
12. To get a drivers license without restrictions you can have vision no worse than 20/____ in either eye.
13. Before driving into an intersection after a stop, you should look:
14. Where should you start making a u-turn when driving on a divided street with multiple lanes in your direction?
15. The area of the freeway on the outside of the solid white line is meant for
16. Which of the following contributes to improved traffic flow?
17. When driving at night using high beams, dim your lights when you get within ____ feet of a vehicle traveling in your direction.
18. If you drive up a narrow, steep road and meet a car with no room to pass:
19. Which of the following are factors that may hinder an operator's ability to see well or react in time to unexpected hazards?
20. A driver distraction is:

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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.