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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 sign means:
center lane left turns sign
Vehicles may only turn left.
The center lane is shared for left turns.
Left turns in both directions of travel are not permitted.
2. A solid yellow line on your side of the center line means:
Pass with caution
Do not pass
3. The yield sign means:
yield sign
Drive with caution in wet weather.
Slow down and give vehicles crossing your path the right-of-way.
You must come to a complete stop.
4. Where must you position your vehicle when you prepare to make a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway?
As far to the right as possible.
As close as possible to the center line.
On the right curb.
5. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Divided highway ahead
Four-lane traffic ahead
Two-way traffic ahead
6. _________________ your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Never depend on
Never use
Always rely on
7. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
8. Gauging the speed of a motorcycle may be difficult because:
motorcycles often slow down by downshifting.
motorcycles take up less of your field of vision.
many motorcyclists do not activate the brake light.
9. Having a drivers license is:
a privilege.
a constitutional right.
a requirement.
10. Before you change lanes, you should:
keep other vehicles out of your blind spots.
check your left mirror.
check behind you by looking quickly over your left shoulder.
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SD DMV Practice Test Facts

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