South Dakota DMV Driving Test

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1. When you want to make a right turn, your car must be
2. What causes most rear-end accidents?
3. If you see a pedestrian using a guide dog or carrying a white cane:
4. If you approach an intersection at which the traffic lights are not working, you must first ____ before entering the intersection and then yield the right-of-way.
5. The center of the roadway is marked with one solid yellow line and one broken yellow line. if the broken yellow line is on the right of the solid yellow line (your side) it means:
6. A steady green light at an intersection means that you:
7. When is it safe to pass another vehicle?
8. A driver who is taking a non-prescription drug should
9. When making a left turn at a controlled intersection, a motorist must yield to
10. Which of the following will help you avoid getting rear-ended?
11. If the braking action has been reduced due to water or rain, apply____until proper braking action has been restored.
12. You should not enter an intersection with limited space, knowing you will block the intersection:
13. Look to the left and right before entering any intersection on a green light because:
14. You may drive around or under a gate that is being lowered or raised at a railroad crossing
15. You drive along a street and hear a siren. you cannot immediately see the emergency vehicle. you should
16. If you have a green light, but the path ahead is blocked, you should:
17. A yellow dashed line on your side of the roadway only means:
18. As you enter into the roundabout you should slow down
19. Which of the following describes the thinking of a defensive driver?
20. Your license can be suspended if you are under 21 and drive with a blood alcohol level of:
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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.