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. Which of these statements is true about drinking alcohol and driving?
2. What should you do if your engine stalls while you are driving?
3. To make a right turn onto a two-way street from a two-way street, start in the right-hand lane and end in:
4. In which of these cases should you always check behind you?
5. As you approach the top of a hill, you should:
6. When merging onto a freeway, you should be driving:
7. When waiting to make a left turn, you should give the right-of-way to vehicles coming from the opposite direction:
8. When driving in the far right lane of a freeway, you:
9. You cannot park within ____ feet of a fire hydrant.
10. Which of the following is not a good way to save on fuel?
11. You may legally block an intersection:
12. You may drive around or under a gate that is being lowered or raised at a railroad crossing
13. As your speed increases it is most important to:
14. If you are being tailgated, which of the following should you do?
15. When a red light flashes at a railroad crossing, you must:
16. When driving, you should stay at least:
17. What is the shared center lane with outer solid yellow and dashed yellow inner lines on south dakota roadways intended for?
18. Where should you start making a u-turn when driving on a divided street with multiple lanes in your direction?
19. In work zones, barriers, such as drums cones and tunes are used to:
20. Which of the following substances can affect the ability to drive?
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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.