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 have stopped for a train at a railroad crossing. After the train passes, you must:
watch for vehicles that must stop at railroad crossings (school buses, trucks carrying hazardous materials, etc.)
watch for multiple trains.
All of the above.
2.
On an undivided highway when an emergency vehicle approaches with its siren and/or flashing lights on, you should:
Speed up to clear traffic.
Drive slowly until it has passed.
Pull to the right and stop.
3.
If a truck or bus needs to make a right turn and you are also turning right:
Wait until the truck or bus turns before turning right
Quickly turn right before the truck or bus does
Squeeze between the truck or bus and the curb
4.
When double solid yellow lines mark the center of the road and separate oncoming traffic:
passing is permitted on the left.
passing is permitted on the right.
passing is not allowed in either direction.
5.
When passing another vehicle:
Drive at the same speed as the vehicle you are passing
Pass the vehicle as slowly as possible
Pass the vehicle as safely and as quickly as possible
6.
Construction zone signs are generally
Round of octagon with black and yellow coloring
Square or rectangular with white red coloring
Diamond or rectangular with orange and black coloring
7.
Excessive speed:
Does not increase the chance of a crash
Increases your ability to react to a hazard
Often leads to high-risk decision-making
8.
If the driver of an oncoming vehicle fails to dim the lights:
Look toward the right side of the road
Look straight ahead
Look toward the center of the roadway
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