DMV TEST SOUTH DAKOTA


All residents who operate a motor vehicle on any South Dakota street or highway must have an South Dakota driver’s license or learner’s permit. To obtain an instruction permit, you must be at least 14 years of age and pass the vision and knowledge test. The South Dakota written test covers the contents of the DMV Driver’s Manual, and includes questions on safe driving practices, road rules, road signs and signals. The knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you must score 80% or higher (at least 20 correct answers) to pass. Practice with this sample DMV test to get ready for the official South Dakota written test.
1. This road sign means:
Reduction in lanes
Merge
Stop sign ahead
2. When driving at night, drivers should:
increase the following distance.
always use high beams.
look directly at the headlights of the oncoming vehicle.
3. What should drivers do when they see this sign?
Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before they cross.
Allow others to merge smoothly.
Look to the left and right for other traffic.
4. This road sign warns drivers that:
vehicles must leave the pavement immediately.
the road surface ahead changes to a low-type surface or earth road.
the dirt on the side of the road is soft.
5. This road sign means:
A road joins from the right
You must bear either right or left
A four-way intersection is ahead
6. Before stopping your vehicle on the roadway:
place your foot on the accelerator.
check mirrors for traffic.
set the parking brake.
7. At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
stop, listen, and proceed cautiously.
slowly pass vehicles that seem to be stopped for no reason.
look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.
8. Large trucks:
all have air brakes which allow them to stop quickly.
are more maneuverable than passenger vehicles.
take longer to stop than passenger vehicles.
9. This road sign means:
No left turn
No U-turns
No right turn
10. Blind spots are:
At night, the darkest areas of a road, where emergency flashers should be used.
Areas to the side or rear of a vehicle that the driver cannot see with use of mirrors.
Dangerous intersection where the maximum speed limit is 15 MPH or less.
 
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SD DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
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