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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. To enter a gap in a highway traffic:
check behind, then watch the vehicle ahead.
speed up and let vehicles make way.
watch only the vehicles behind the gap.
2. When they see a crossbuck sign, drivers:
are legally required to yield the right of way to trains.
must slow down and wait for the red lights to flash.
must always come to a complete stop.
3. If you meet a stopped school bus with the lights flashing and the signal arm extended, you should:
proceed at normal speed, but watch for children.
proceed at 15 MPH if no children are present.
4. If you are getting tired while driving, you should:
stop an either get rest or change drivers.
drink something with caffeine.
open a window.
5. A vehicle coming towards you at night has its high beams on, which makes it hard to see the road ahead. You should:
look ahead towards the left edge of your lane.
look straight ahead in your lane.
look ahead towards the right edge of your lane.
6. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
shows the highest speed drivers can travel at the exit of the intersection.
shows the minimum safe speed for an exit on an highway.
lists the maximum recommended safe speed for an exit on an expressway.
7. The proper way in which to make a right turn is:
slow down and get into the lane nearest the centerline.
signal and get into the lane nearest the right curb.
approach the corner in the lane nearest the right curb, but move over toward the middle of the street before turning.
8. If the road is slippery, drivers should keep a following distance that is:
closer to the car ahead than normal.
farther from the car ahead than normal.
a normal distance from the car ahead.
9. What does the pictured signal indicate?
A pedestrian may begin crossing the street.
Pedestrians may turn right.
A pedestrian may not not begin crossing the street.
10. This road sign means:
yield sign
No Passing Zone
You have the right of way
Yield Right-of-Way
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SD DMV Test Practice

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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