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. Why should drivers and passengers adjust seat headrests in motor vehicles?
2. In order to help communicate with other drivers, you should use your headlights anytime there is not sufficient light to see a person ____ feet away.
3. To guard against glare from the headlights of a vehicle behind you, you must use ____ and adjust it before you drive.
4. When you see a truck with smoke coming from its brakes, which of the following is an appropriate reaction?
5. You may cross a single solid white line in the highway
6. Which of these is not safe driving practice?
7. Which lane must you be in before making a left turn from a one-way street?
8. When should a bus back up?
9. Just like alcohol and other drugs, driving while drowsy can:
10. Driving slower than other traffic tends to:
11. Which of the following statements is true about BAC (blood alcohol content)
12. You should use your vehicle's horn when:
13. If a driver behind you is following too closely, you must
14. When preparing to leave a parallel parking spot, you should
15. What is the safest lane position on a multi-lane road?
16. Which of the following should you do if your brakes stop working?
17. To know where traffic is behind you:
18. What effect does drinking alcohol and taking a prescription drug or over the counter medicine have
19. When you are driving in the left of two traffic lanes, and many cars are passing on your right, you should:
20. You want to go into a store to make a quick purchase. you should:
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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.