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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
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5 or fewer errors
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1.
If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
Slow down because the lane ends ahead.
Be prepared for workers and equipment ahead.
Change lanes and maintain your current speed.
2.
When you are behind a motorcycle, you should:
Be ready to use your horn.
Drive more slowly.
Allow a larger following distance.
3.
When may you drive on the shoulder of the road?
Only when told to do so by an official.
When the car in front of you is driving too slowly.
When the car in front of you is turning.
4.
A steady yellow traffic signal light is a warning that the light is about to change to red. If you are already within the intersection when a green light changes to yellow, you should:
Stop.
Continue moving and clear the intersection safely.
Increase your speed so as not to cause an accident.
5.
Drivers should use their high beam headlights:
Where there are no oncoming vehicles.
Where there may be pedestrians.
Both of the above.
6.
If you are about to be hit from the rear, which of the following should you not do?
Release your seat belt.
Brace yourself.
Press your head against the head restraint.
7.
If it feels like your tires have lost contact with the surface of the road, you should:
Slow down by shifting into a lower gear.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal.
Slow down by pumping the brakes quickly and firmly.
8.
In rainy weather, you should be most careful when turning or stopping:
After it has been raining all day.
One half hour after it stops raining.
During the first half hour of rain.
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