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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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1.
When driving down a long or steep hill, you should:
Check your mirrors for speeding traffic behind you.
Assume all traffic is maintaining a consistent speed.
Hold down your brake pedal to control the speed of surrounding traffic.
2.
It is more dangerous to drive at night than during the day because:
You cannot see as far ahead at night.
The road is always more slippery at night.
Your reaction time is slower at night.
3.
When stopped at a red traffic light with a green arrow, you may proceed in the direction of the arrow if you:
First come to a complete stop.
Wait until the light changes.
Are in the proper lane and the intersection is clear.
4.
You have allowed the wheels of your vehicle to run off the edge of the pavement. What should you do first?
Turn the front wheels slightly to the left to edge the car back onto the pavement.
Hold the steering wheel firmly, release the gas pedal, and gently apply the brakes.
Apply the brakes and turn the front wheels sharply to the left.
5.
You want to make a right turn at the corner. A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you. Before making your right turn, you should:
Turn off your engine until the person crosses the street.
Tell the pedestrian when to cross the street.
Wait until the person crosses the street.
6.
You check your blind spots:
By looking in your side mirrors.
By turning your head and looking over your shoulders.
By looking in your rearview mirror.
7.
When driving behind another vehicle at night, you should:
Keep your headlights on the low beam setting.
Use your high beam headlights until you are within 10 feet of the vehicle ahead.
Use your high beam headlights.
8.
If there is a deep puddle on the road ahead, you should:
Maintain the posted speed to make it through the water.
Avoid the puddle if possible.
Shift into neutral as you drive through the water.
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