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. When driving in a construction zone:
2. If you are following a truck that swings left before making a right turn at an intersection, you should remember that it is very dangerous to:
3. Which of the following should you do when starting a vehicle?
4. Slowing down just to look at collisions or anything else out of the ordinary:
5. A lighted red arrow means
6. You may drive around or under a gate that is being lowered or raised at a railroad crossing
7. While all of the following are dangerous to do while driving, which is also illegal?
8. When a school bus is stopped on your side of the road with its red lights flashing, you must:
9. Collisions can happen more often when:
10. Driving slower than other traffic tends to:
11. You may pass another vehicle on the right if it is waiting to
12. You are required to wear your seat belt in a moving vehicle:
13. When traffic control lights are not working, you must ____ before proceeding through the intersection.
14. When you see a solid center line on your side of the road, you must
15. Which of the following are individuals who might need extra room?
16. What is the biggest danger of consistently going faster than traffic?
17. On one-way roads, yellow lines are used as
18. Car drivers should never be alongside a motorcycle in the same lane even if the lane is wide and the cyclist is riding to one side, because
19. This sign warns drivers of
20. When you turn from a high-speed, two-lane roadway, ____ if you have traffic following you.
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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.