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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. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Reduction in lanes
Merge right
Stop sign ahead
2. When driving at night, drivers should:
increase their following distance.
always use their high beams.
look directly into the oncoming headlights of approaching vehicles.
3. What should drivers do when they see this sign?
one lane bridge
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:
pavement ends sign
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:
y intersection
A road joins from the left
You must bear either right or left
A 3-way intersection is ahead
6. Before stopping their vehicle on the roadway, drivers should:
place their foot on the accelerator.
check their mirrors for traffic.
pump the brakes to check if they work properly.
7. At intersections, railroad crossings and crosswalks drivers should always:
stop, listen for oncoming traffic, and proceed with caution.
slowly pass vehicles the vehicles ahead.
look to the sides of their vehicle to see what is coming.
8. Large trucks:
have high-tech 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 right turn sign
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 Test Facts

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