2022 South Dakota Motorcycle Permit Test 8

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. Which of the following is an example of a potentially slippery surface?

Explanation
Traction may be poor on surfaces such as wet, snowy, icy, or muddy pavement; gravel roads; lane markings; and steel plates and utility hole covers.

2. A primary cause of single-vehicle motorcycle collisions is:

Explanation
A primary cause of single-vehicle collisions is motorcyclists running too wide in a curve or turn. Taking a turn too wide can cause a motorcycle to leave the roadway or collide with an object.

3. When looking through a turn, you should:

Explanation
When taking a turn, you should look through the turn to where you want to go. Turn just your head, not your shoulders, and keep your eyes level with the horizon.

4. When preparing to pass a vehicle on the left, you should ride in which portion of the lane?

Explanation
When preparing to pass a vehicle on the left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane. Doing this will increase your line of vision and help drivers in the next lane anticipate your move.

5. When consumed together, the effects of alcohol and drugs:

Explanation
Many drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, can impair your ability to ride safely. Some medications become even more dangerous when combined with alcohol.

6. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:

Explanation
If the throttle becomes stuck and you are unable to free it, immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time. This will remove power from the rear wheel until you are able to safely leave the road and stop.
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