South Dakota driver's examination

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 20
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.
This sign means:
Merge.
Winding road ahead.
Reserved parking for persons with disabilities.
2.
Blind spots are:
Spots in your vision when you become fatigued.
Areas of the road that cannot be seen in a vehicle's mirrors.
Traffic control devices.
3.
This sign means you are approaching a railroad crossing that does not have a signal. You should:
Come to a complete stop.
Proceed at a consistent speed while looking and listening for approaching trains.
Slow down, look both ways, listen for any trains, and be prepared to stop if any trains are nearby.
4.
This sign means:
Trucks under 18,000 pounds are allowed.
Hill ahead.
Truck stop ahead.
5.
This road sign means:
Bicycle crossing.
Stop only if other cars are approaching.
Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
6.
If you want to pass a pedestrian who is walking along the roadway and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, you should:
Slow down and let the oncoming vehicle pass before you pass the pedestrian.
Keep driving at a steady speed. The oncoming vehicle must stop for you.
Honk your horn to get the pedestrian to move over.
7.
A large truck is ahead of you and is turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction. The truck:
May complete its turn in either of the two lanes.
May have to swing wide to complete the right turn.
Must stay in the right lane at all times while turning.
8.
Roads with double solid yellow line markings down the center indicate that passing is:
Allowed from both directions.
Allowed only from your direction of travel.
Not allowed from either direction.
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