2022 South Dakota Permit Test 3

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in South Dakota. Each permit practice test question has three answer.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in South Dakota. Each permit practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for South Dakota please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/south-dakota/car.

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1. You want to park downhill on a two-way road and there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?

Explanation
When parking facing downhill on a road with or without a curb, or when facing uphill on a road without a curb, turn your front wheels toward the edge of the road so your vehicle will roll away from traffic if the brakes fail. However, when parking uphill on a road with a curb, turn your wheels toward the center of the road so the vehicle will roll into the curb if the brakes fail.

2. A diamond-shaped sign means:

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Explanation
Diamond-shaped signs are used to warn drivers of special conditions or hazards ahead. They are typically yellow or orange in color.

3. A red arrow pointing to the right on a traffic light means you may:

Explanation
A red arrow means "stop." You must remain stopped until a green light or green arrow appears. Do not turn against a red arrow.

4. Which of the following describes the thinking of defensive drivers?

Explanation
Driving defensively means anticipating potential errors made by others and preparing to compensate for their mistakes.

5. Only ____ can lower blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and reduce alcohol's effects on a body.

Explanation
The only way to sober up after drinking alcohol is to allow time for your body to eliminate the alcohol in your system. Nothing you can do, including eating and drinking, can accelerate this process.

6. If you have had several beers, the effects of alcohol will be reduced only by:

Explanation
The only way to remove the impairing effects of alcohol is to give the body time to remove it from the body. Drinking coffee, physical activity, or taking a cold shower will not speed up this process. It takes about one hour to cancel the effects of one drink.

7. There are oncoming vehicles to your left and a row of parked vehicles to your right. You should steer:

Explanation
If there are oncoming vehicles to your left and a row of parked vehicles to your right, the best thing to do is to split the difference. Steer a middle course between the oncoming cars and the parked cars.

8. When driving in fog, you should:

Explanation
Drivers should use low beam headlights when driving in fog. High beams will reflect back at the driver, making it difficult to see.
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