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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 South Dakota Driver's Manual, and includes questions on safe driving practices, road rules, road signs and signals. The SD DMV 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:
Can turn safely because several car lengths have been left between the truck and the car.
disappear into blind spots or are so close to the truck that the driver's ability to stop or maneuver safely is restricted.
can travel behind trucks at constant speed and have no risks of being involved in a collision.
4. ABS is the acronym for:
Anti-Braking System.
Asphalt-Braking System.
Anti-lock Brake System.
5. To be able to turn quickly, your hands should be:
on the steering wheel, so they are at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions.
placed 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
School zone
8. If a traffic officer signals you to drive through a red light:
you must not obey the officer. Signs and signals take precedence over directions given by traffic officers.
you must do it.
you must wait for the red light to turn green.
9. When you are angry or upset you should:
take a few minutes to cool off before you drive.
listen to loud music while driving.
drive fast to 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
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