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What do I need before I can get my permit?

Before applying for a learner’s permit, you should study the South Dakota Driver License Manual, which covers some of the following topics:

• The Driver License
• South Dakota Point System
• Before You Drive
• Rules of the Road
• Safe Driving Tips
• Sharing the Road With Large Trucks and Buses
• Be in Shape to Drive
• Emergencies

The manual can be found online at the South Dakota Department of Public Safety website or at any local driver exam station.