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. A yellow-flashing light used mostly on tow trucks and slow-moving vehicles requires other drivers to
2. What should you do if your accelerator sticks while you are driving?
3. When parking your vehicle on any hill:
4. Your side mirrors should be adjusted so that you can see:
5. What does this yellow-colored sign indicate?
6. Just like alcohol and other drugs, driving while drowsy can:
7. You may drive around or under a gate that is being lowered or raised at a railroad crossing
8. At an unmarked crosswalk, drivers are required to
9. To guard against glare from the headlights of a vehicle behind you, you must use ____ and adjust it before you drive.
10. This diamond-shaped sign warns that
11. You are driving on the freeway behind a large truck, you should drive
12. Which of these statements is true about large trucks:
13. When you are in a dedicated turn lane controlled by a green arrow, which of the following is true?
14. Before returning to the original lane after passing another vehicle, you should:
15. Which of the following is a proper way to accelerate.
16. When is it recommended to use a vehicle's headlights to let other operators know you are there?
17. When it is raining or the road is wet, you must reduce your speed to avoid
18. The area of the freeway on the outside of the solid white line is meant for
19. If you suddenly have no control of the steering wheel, you should
20. With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a ____ than the front wheels.
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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.