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. Drivers must use bright lights only when driving
2. On a wet road, you should reduce your normal speed by ____ mph.
3. When sharing the road with a trolley or light rail vehicle:
4. When the yellow lights are flashing, all drivers approaching ____must obey the posted speed limit of 15 mph.
5. Children on bicycles should be given even more space by motor vehicle operators because:
6. On an undivided highway when an emergency vehicle approaches with its siren and/or flashing lights on, you should:
7. When you park on a hill, with the vehicle heading down the hill:
8. When used on roadways, bicyclists are considered
9. When you come to a flashing yellow light, you must:
10. Which of the following is true about stopping quickly in a vehicle without an anti-lock braking system (abs)?
11. If you want to park downhill and there is no curb, which way do you turn your front wheels?
12. When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice:
13. A curb painted red means:
14. If you meet a stopped school bus with the lights flashing and the signal arm extended, you should:
15. The proper way in which to make a right turn is:
16. Pedestrians crossing at corners have the right-of-way:
17. Which of the following statements is not true regarding the use of headlights?
18. If a truck or bus needs to make a right turn and you are also turning right:
19. An intersection has a stop sign, crosswalk, but no stop line. you must stop
20. Give the right-of-way to any pedestrian who 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.