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South Dakota Motorcycle Permit Practice Test

Earn your Motorcycle License with ease! Our FREE SD Motorcycle Practice Test offers realistic questions designed to help you be completely prepared, and pass the South Dakota DPS test with ease.
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South Dakota Motorcycle Permit Practice Test Description

Legal operation of your motorcycle in South Dakota can be attained by passing a motorcycle permit test and road skills test. We have designed practice tests to help you with the written exam.

Our Motorcycle Permit Practice Test Questions Will Help You

The exhilarating feeling that you get when you ride your motorcycle in the city or on the back roads around the state can leave you pumped up and feeling alive. However, to legally do this, the state requires you to obtain a South Dakota motorcycle permit. In order to receive your permit, you are required to take a multiple-choice question motorcycle permit test and pass a riding skills test. If you are wondering how you can study for the motorcycle permit test, you have come to the right place. We offer a number of practice tests that will guide you through similar questions that you will face when you head to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and take the real test.

To fully prepare for the written exam, you will want to study the material presented in the South Dakota DPS Motorcycle Handbook Manual. Topics covered deal with subjects such as lane positions, carrying passengers and cargo, equipment, crash avoidance, motorcycle controls and much more. It's best if you go through the manual before you take the practice tests. By doing so, you should gain the knowledge needed to correctly answer the questions that you will be presented.

When you take the official test, you must correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions. To ensure that you are able to meet this requirement, take enough time to thoroughly go through the practice test questions until you feel comfortable with all of the material. This may take a few times, but you will be happy that you studied and learned all of the information that you need to know when test day comes. Start by taking the practice test that covers road signs and traffic signals. After that, move on to the other motorcycle permit practice test questions. You will see questions relating to motorcycle operation, group riding, mechanical problems and more. By learning the material presented, you should be able to successfully pass the actual test at the DPS, and you will be equipped with important knowledge when you actually hit the road.

South Dakota DPS Sample Test Questions

Crashes are fairly common among _______.
  • Riders in their mid 40s.
  • Beginning riders.
  • The most experienced riders.
  • None of the listed answers.
How many paths of travel does a traffic lane offer?
  • 1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • 7
If your face protection is damaged by a flying object, which of the following should you do?
  • Stop immediately to fix the issue.
  • Sound your horn to show your predicament.
  • Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the handlebars.
  • All listed answers.
In good conditions, what space, in seconds, should you keep from the vehicle in front?
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
In which of the following situations is it recommended for motorcycle operators to flash their brake light?
  • When entering a busy intersection.
  • When entering a paved roadway from a driveway, gravel or private road.
  • When an operator must slow down unexpectedly and more quickly than following vehicles may otherwise suspect, or when a vehicle is following too closely.
  • When the motorcycle operator is going to be unexpectedly accelerating.
  • When the motorcycle operator is crossing a bridge for the first time.