South Dakota driver's examination

Number of tests: 14
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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Passing grade —
5 or fewer errors
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1.
You can pass a vehicle ahead if it safe to do so when:
You are on a road with a solid line on your side of the road
You are on a hill or curve
There is a broken line on your side of the road
2.
If you have had several beers before driving, the effects of alcohol will be reduced only by:
waiting several hours
taking a cold shower
drinking several cups of coffee
3.
If the driver of an oncoming vehicle fails to dim the lights:
Look toward the center of the roadway
Look toward the right side of the road
Look straight ahead
4.
The basic color for various traffic control devices used in construction and maintenance work areas is:
yellow
red
orange
5.
At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
Look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.
Slowly pass vehicles that seem to be stopped for no reason.
Stop, listen, and proceed cautiously.
6.
This road sign means:
Hospital
Railroad Crossing
Intersection
7.
What does this road sign mean:
Steep Hill.
Falling rocks.
Trucks use second gear.
8.
You are entering a freeway. You should check traffic on the freeway by:
Using both the inside and outside mirrors
Using the inside mirror
Using the side mirror and looking over your shoulder
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