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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 SD 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. What does the flashing signal in the picture indicate?
dont walk flashing
The same thing as a stop sign.
Pedestrians should start crossing the street.
Pedestrians should finish crossing the street if started.
2. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Sharp curve ahead
No right turn
Right turn permitted
3. No Zones are areas around trucks where cars:
try to squeeze around the truck when the truck makes a wide turn and when several car lengths have been left between the large truck and car.
disappear into blind spots or are so close they restrict the truck drivers ability to stop or maneuver safely.
have sufficient space when traveling behind trucks and when consistent speed has been maintained by the car when passing trucks.
4. ABS is the acronym for:
Anti-Braking System
Average-Beam System
Anti-Locking Brake System
5. To be able to turn quickly, your hands must be:
on the top and bottom of the wheel.
on opposite sides of the steering wheel.
next to each other on the top of the steering wheel.
6. Where must a pedestrian walk when there are no sidewalks?
In the middle of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
On the side of the road, in the same direction of traffic.
On the side of the road, facing the traffic.
7. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
School crossing
Pedestrian crossing
8. How many different classes of mopeds are there?
9. You are angry. When you get to your car you should:
take a few minutes to cool off before you drive.
play the radio loud to relax.
drive fast on the Interstate so you can let off steam.
10. A steady yellow light means:
Drive with caution.
Be prepared to stop for the red light.
Be prepared to go. The light will soon be green.
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SD DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14
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