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. The driver of the car being passed must ____ until the pass is complete.
2. If a truck or bus needs to make a right turn and you are also turning right:
3. If an oncoming vehicle has started to turn left in front of you:
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. When can you drive using only your parking lights?
6. You should scan ____ seconds ahead of your vehicle.
7. If you miss your exit on a freeway, you should not:
8. At a completely unmarked intersection, when two cars arrive simultaneously, who has the right of way?
9. If you experience slipping, skidding or hydroplaning while driving, you should:
10. Which of the following road surfaces freezes first?
11. You should take breaks while driving approximately every ____ hours
12. What is the safest way to handle curves in the road?
13. You are approaching an intersection with a traffic signal indicating a steady yellow light. if you have not already entered the intersection, you should:
14. When you are driving slowly in the freeway fast lane, blocking traffic which wishes to pass, you should:
15. When it is raining, you should be most careful when turning or stopping:
16. If your engine dies while driving, which should you do?
17. You cannot park within ____ feet of a fire hydrant.
18. To check if you are driving too fast, you should use the ____ second sight distance rule.
19. To know where traffic is behind you:
20. Which of the following is not appropriate assistance for someone injured in an accident?
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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.