South Dakota DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. The front brake is more important because
2. Keeping distance around your motorcycle provides which of the following?
3. A steady red arrow means
4. While making normal turns, the rider and the motorcycle must
5. During ____ turns, you should lean your motorcycle while keeping your body straight.
6. When it comes to drivers, eye contact
7. To turn your motorcycle, you should press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and
8. If your motorcycle is equipped with a windshield
9. If you have a passenger, which of the following equipment is mandatory?
10. Before pulling off the road, it is important to check
11. Decrease your chances of being involved in a collision by
12. When riding on a uneven surface, you can absorb shock by
13. Which of the following is not one of the 4 steps recommended to safely execute turns?
14. There is (are) ____ possible lane position(s) available to a motorcycle in a single lane of traffic.
15. When starting your motorcycle, your right wrist should be positioned
16. The positions within a lane that are available to a motorcycle are
17. When should you perform a head check?
18. What animal seems to be attracted to motorcycles?
19. When riding in a group, who should set the pace?
20. What are the 4 steps to making a proper turn?
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About Motorcycle 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.