# 2024 South Dakota Motorcycle Permit Test 10

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in South Dakota when getting your motorcycle learners..

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in South Dakota when getting your motorcycle learners permit. Each motorcycle theory practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for South Dakota please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/south-dakota/motorcycle.

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### 1. How do convex mirrors differ from regular mirrors?

Explanation
Convex mirrors are installed on many motorcycles. Compared to flat mirrors, convex mirrors provide a wider view of the road. However, convex mirrors can also make approaching vehicles seem farther away than they actually are.

### 2. A motorcyclist is usually most easily seen by other drivers when they are riding in which lane position?

Explanation
If traffic allows, the center lane position is usually the best position for a motorcyclist to take when following a car because the center position will place them in the driver's rearview mirror. A motorcyclist should always be prepared to change positions if traffic or conditions require it.

### 3. When sitting on a motorcycle, you should:

Explanation
Sit with a posture that allows you to use your arms to control your motorcycle. You should not be positioned in a way that requires your arms to prop up your body and support your weight.

### 4. Maintaining an adequate cushion of space while riding allows all of the following, except:

Explanation
Maintaining an adequate space cushion while riding helps ensure that you will have enough time to react and room to maneuver safely if another driver makes a mistake.

### 5. When riding on a slippery surface, you should:

Explanation
Avoid making sudden moves when riding on a slippery surface. Any sudden change in speed or direction can cause a skid. Operate as smoothly as possible when speeding up, shifting gears, turning, or braking.

### 6. In general, which position within a lane is the best to ride in?

Explanation
There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. A responsible rider adjusts their position as conditions change.