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South dakota driver's examination

Number of tests: 16
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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1.
Roads are slippery after it first starts to rain. When the road is slippery, you should:
Avoid making turns and stops while driving at high speeds.
Test your tires' traction while going uphill.
Decrease the distance you look ahead of your vehicle.
2.
Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?
They are eliminated if you have one outside mirror on each side of the vehicle.
Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.
Blind spots can be checked by looking in your rearview mirrors.
3.
What can you do to reduce road rage?
Always signal your intention when changing lanes.
Talk on your cell phone while driving.
Use your horn frequently.
4.
If you come to a railroad crossing with lowered gates and flashing warning lights, you should:
Drive around the crossing gates if you can't see a train.
Come to a complete stop well behind the gates, wait for the tracks to clear, and proceed once the gates are lifted.
Slow down and drive around the gates.
5.
If you are about to be hit from the rear, you should consider each of the following, except for:
Applying your brakes.
Letting go of the steering wheel.
Pressing your head firmly against the head restraint.
6.
This sign means:
Yield the right-of-way.
No passing zone.
Reduction in lanes.
7.
Which lane must you be in before making a left turn from a one-way street?
The lane nearest the left curb.
The lane nearest the center of the street.
The lane nearest the right curb.
8.
If you are driving and a tire suddenly goes flat, you should:
Rapidly pump the brake pedal several times.
Slow down gradually and not brake.
Press down on the brake pedal as hard as you can.
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