South Dakota driver's examination

Number of tests: 14
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 5
Directions: To obtain an Instruction Permit in South Dakota, you must be at least 14 years of age and pass the vision and knowledge test. The South Dakota written examination tests your knowledge of traffic laws, road signs, and driving safety rules. It determines whether you are prepared to operate a vehicle in accordance with South Dakota law.

The knowledge test consists of 25 multiple choice questions that are important to the safe operation of a motor vehicle and South Dakota laws and driving practices. The questions are based on the information provided in the manual.

A passing score consist of at least 20 correct
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
5 or fewer errors
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1.
You are driving behind a motorcycle and want to pass. You must:
Stay in the right lane as much as possible, because the motorcycle is small and doesn't use all of the lane.
Blow your horn to make the motorcycle move onto the shoulder so that you can pass.
Have your vehicle entirely into the left lane before and during the pass.
2.
This sign shows one type of:
Right turn
Intersection
Lane change
3.
Which lane must you be in before making a left turn from a one-way street?
The lane nearest the left curb.
The lane nearest the center of the street
The lane nearest the right curb.
4.
This sign means:
Slippery When Wet
No U-Turn
Stop Sign Ahead
5.
Which of the following driving skills are affected by the use of alcohol and/or drugs?
Alertness and concentration
Reaction time and coordination
All of the above.
6.
The center of the roadway is marked with one solid yellow line and one broken yellow line. If the broken yellow line is on the right of the solid yellow line (your side) it means:
You are not allowed to pass in this area.
You are only allowed to make right turns in this area
You are in a “passing zone” and it is safe to pass other vehicles if no oncoming traffic is present.
7.
When approaching someone using a white cane or guide dog, you should:
carefully drive around them.
honk your horn as you proceed past them.
stop until the person is well away from the roadway or path of travel.
8.
When driving in fog, it is best to drive with:
Four-way flashers
Low beam headlights
High beam headlights
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