2022 South Dakota Motorcycle Permit Test 2

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.. Read More

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. Before starting a turn, a motorcyclist should change gears to:

Explanation
It is best to change gears before starting a turn. Shifting gears while in the turn can cause a sudden change in power to the rear wheel, causing a skid. If you must change gears while in a turn, change gears smoothly to best prevent skidding.

2. Hearing protection:

Explanation
Exposure to engine and wind noise can damage your hearing, even if you are wearing a helmet. Wearing hearing protection while riding is always a good idea.

3. Having only one alcoholic drink before riding:

Explanation
Impairment of your ability to ride safely begins with the first drink you take. You can be convicted of riding impaired even if you are below the legal blood alcohol limit.

4. Part of your normal scanning routine while riding should include:

Explanation
Frequent mirror checks should be part of your normal scanning routine. Additionally, make a special point of using your mirrors before changing lanes, when stopping at an intersection, and before slowing down.

5. What does this sign mean?

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Explanation
Octagonal signs that are colored red are always stop signs. When approaching one of these signs, you must come to a complete stop, yield to any other traffic or pedestrians, and proceed once it is safe to do so.

6. A benefit of keeping a cushion of space between you and surrounding vehicles is that:

Explanation
It is important to maintain a cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times. This way, if a hazard arises, you will have more time to respond to the hazard and more space to safely maneuver.
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