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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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9.
When making a right turn, you should not:
Signal to other drivers.
Swing too wide for your lane.
Slow down.
10.
Hydroplaning occurs when tires ride on a thin film of water instead of on the road. To prevent hydroplaning in wet weather, you should:
Put on your cruise control to maintain a constant speed.
Slow down.
Move to the shoulder of the road as soon as it starts to rain.
11.
If your vehicle starts to lose traction because of water on the road, you should:
Drive at a constant speed to gain better traction.
Apply the brakes firmly to prevent your vehicle from sliding.
Slow down gradually and not apply the brakes.
12.
At a railroad crossing, you must:
Watch for vehicles that must stop at all railroad crossings (school buses, trucks carrying hazardous materials, etc.).
Watch for multiple trains.
Both of the above.
13.
When approaching a stopped school bus that has its stop signal arm extended and its lights flashing, drivers should:
Come to a complete stop and wait to proceed.
Honk their horn before passing the bus on its left.
Continue driving when they think most kids are done exiting the bus.
14.
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.
15.
When passing another vehicle, it is safe to return to your lane if you:
Cannot see the vehicle directly to your right.
See the vehicle’s headlights in your rearview mirror.
Have passed the other vehicle’s front bumper.
16.
Which of the following blocks the smooth flow of traffic?
Slowing down to look at collision scene.
Avoiding unnecessary lane changes.
Using public transportation instead of your vehicle.
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