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.
When a school bus is stopped on your side of the road with its red lights flashing, you must:
Stop until the lights stop flashing
Slow to 10 mph
Change lanes and pass cautiously
2.
If you find yourself in a skid
Stay off the brakes
Brake lightly
Brake abruptly
3.
This road sign means
stop only if other cars approaching
bicycles cross or ride beside traffic
yield right-of-way
4.
Fatigue increases the risk of:
Falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing
Being late for an appointment
Missing an exit
5.
If you are getting tired while driving, you should:
Stop an either get rest or change drivers
Drink something with caffeine
Open a window
6.
To avoid hydroplaning, you should:
Keep a constant speed
Slow down
Apply the brakes as soon as the car starts to skid
7.
What does this road sign mean:
You must turn right.
No right turn permitted.
Right turn permitted on red light.
8.
When you see this sign you should:
Merge left.
Watch for traffic to the right.
No left turn.
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