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South Dakota Driver's License Practice Test

This FREE SD Driver's License Practice Test shows you what kind of questions to expect on your South Dakota Driver's License Test. The online test is quick, free, and gives you immediate results backed by detailed explanations.
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Using the South Dakota Drivers License Practice Test Description Pages

Taking the South Dakota drivers license test can be daunting, but using our DPS practice test and the state handbooks helps drivers prepare to pass with confidence.

What to Expect on the SD DPS Practice Test

When you go to the DMV for your South Dakota drivers license, you will need to pay a fee, have an ID to provide identification and also show proof of insurance before taking the test. Finally, before you take the South Dakota drivers license test, you must pass a vision exam.

Our site helps you prepare for the written portion of your test. On the state practice test page, you will find several sections that will guide you through each level of tests. Each test helps you prepare to take the DMV test easily and pass. Read through the South Dakota drivers license practice test description for each version of the test to familiarize yourself with the concepts you need to know to pass.

Along with several different versions of the full test, there are also pages that deal with signage and rules of the road. There is also a section to help you find information you may need in addition to practicing for the exam. The DPS practice test covers everything you will find in the state handbooks and manuals.

It is important for drivers to know all the information thoroughly so that roadways are safe for everyone. You should be prepared to answer word problems that cover situations you will commonly be confronted with while driving on roadways. There will also be questions to determine your ability to handle yourself in the event of an accident or if you are pulled over for a traffic violation.

You will need to exhibit an understanding of both mechanical and hand signals for passing, turning and stopping. You will find questions that show your understanding of speed limits, defensive driving techniques and winter driving challenges. Drivers tests are meant to weed out problems before they occur on the road. You will be asked questions to test your understanding of how to handle road rage, aggressive driving from others and the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. By studying well for your test, you can become a better driver and pass your exam on the first attempt.

South Dakota DPS Sample Test Questions

A child under the age of ____ needs to be in a child seat.
  • 5
  • 7
  • 6
  • 8
A truck has blind spots where?
  • Larger on the sides than cars do.
  • To the rear of the vehicle.
  • From the right side mirror forward to the bumper.
  • All listed answers.
All the following need to be checked regularly for safety purposes, except:
  • Headlights.
  • Windshield wipers.
  • Steering system.
  • Door locks.
  • Tires.
At a speed of 55 mph, you need about ___ seconds to pass.
  • 10
  • 20
  • 30
  • 60
Hearing impaired drivers do which of the following?
  • Stay more alert.
  • Rely more on vision.
  • Have as good a record as any other driver.
  • All listed answers.