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South dakota driver's examination

Number of tests: 24
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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1.
If you must park your vehicle in an area not usually used for parking:
Park with your reverse lights on.
Make sure your vehicle is visible to drivers approaching from any direction.
Park five feet from the curb.
2.
On a multilane road, a dashed yellow line next to a solid yellow line means:
Passing is prohibited from both directions.
Passing is permitted from both directions.
Passing is permitted only from the direction next to the dashed line.
3.
You are merging onto an interstate highway. You should:
Select a safe gap and merge into the lane of traffic.
Merge across two lanes at once.
Always stop before entering the highway.
4.
A broken yellow line down the center of a road indicates that:
A construction zone is ahead.
Passing is not permitted from either direction.
Passing is permitted from either direction.
5.
Should you always drive more slowly than other traffic?
No, you can block traffic when you drive too slowly.
Yes, it is a good defensive driving technique.
Yes, it is always safer than driving faster than other traffic.
6.
When driving in fog, you should:
Slow down and use your low beam headlights.
Slow down and use your high beam headlights.
Turn your lights on and off to warn other drivers.
7.
If you plan to pass another vehicle, you should:
Not assume the other driver will make space for you to return to your lane.
Assume the other driver will let you pass if you use your turn signal.
Assume the other driver will maintain a constant speed.
8.
Using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is considered a distraction because:
It causes the driver to be concerned about the cost of the call.
It occupies the driver's hands, eyes, and mind.
It is an activity that draws the attention of other drivers.
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