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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. Air bags are meant to _________ seat belts.
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2. When taking medication while driving, you should:
drive 20 MPH below the posted speed limit.
follow other vehicles closely.
consult your physician and/or pharmacist regarding any prescription medication and its possible effects on driving.
3. If cars approaching from opposite directions reach an intersection at the same time:
a car that moves straight must yield to cars that turn left.
a car that turns left must yield to cars that move straight or turn right.
a car that turns right must yield to cars that move straight or turn left.
4. Road signs that direct drivers to services are:
green and white.
blue and white.
brown and white.
5. What does a flashing yellow light mean?
flashing yellow light
The same thing as a stop sign.
Drivers may move forward with caution.
All of the above.
6. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
Red light
Police officer
Stop sign
7. This signal means:
flag stop
Move to the left
Slow down
8. A curb painted red means:
Parking is for disabled persons with a special placard or plate.
No parking or stopping
Reserved for passengers pick up or drop off
9. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Warning, crossroad ahead
All traffic must turn
Yield sign ahead
10. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Detour ahead
No left turn
No U-turn
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SD DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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