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Our DMV practice tests have 500+ unique license and permit questions and answers. They cover all areas of the official DMV test, including the rules of the road and road signs.

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 » Our online DMV practice tests are safe and easy to use.
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 » Each DMV practice test at Driver's Prep consists of random practice test questions and answers.
 ...Many are real DMV driving test questions from the official examination.

 » You will get instant answers.
 ...Along with detailed explanations. If you are wrong, we tell you why.

 » Take our dmv practice tests as many times as you like.
 ...The DMV practice tests are random and will change each time. Just like real DMV tests.

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 ...See below. Red color marks incorrect choice. Green always shows you the correct answer. Comments after each driving test question give you more information and explanations for your real dmv test.

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 » When you are a first time applicant:
 ...and have not had a license before.

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 » When the rules in your state requires a re-exam, like when your license was revoked or when you reach a certain senior age.

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South Dakota Free DMV Test Questions Updated

The free DMV test questions for South Dakota has been updated. The online sample tests are now based on more than 1,000 questions from our extensive database. All our DMV practice tests are randomly generated, which means that you have hundreds of different tests at your fingertips. You will find questions on everything from pavement markings to dealing with accidents. Everything is designed to challenge your knowledge of rules of the road and safe driving practices. By using our practice tests as a study guide, you can prepare for and pass the South Dakota DMV knowledge test without problems.

Start by Reading the South Dakota DMV Driver’s Manual

As always, you should start by reading the South Dakota DMV Driver’s Manual. This booklet gives you a summary of state laws, common rules, and safe driving practices to follow. You can download a pdf version of the SD Driver’s Manual from Remember, anything in this manual may show up on your test and all information you need is in this manual. Our DMV practice questions are also based on this manual.

Use Our Free DMV Practice Tests

Taking DMV practice tests over a longer period of time is the most effective ways to study. Discussing questions, rules and driving techniques with friends, parents, or a teacher will improve your knowledge even more.

A main key to pass the DMV exam successfully is to read all questions carefully. Try not to add your information or read anything into a questions that isn’t there. Read the comments and verify that the information is correct by looking up the chapter in the driver’s manual. Make sure you understand the answers. Even if you are likely to recognize questions on the real test from our practice test, you will not become a safe driver by just memorizing answers. You must fully understand rules, road signs and signals, and safe driving techniques.

Make Sure You are Ready for the Real Test

The passing score in South Dakota is 80%, based on 25 questions. We recommend that you aim for at least 90% correct answers on our free DMV tests before you take on the real knowledge test. Ideally, you should try to get 100%. This will boast your confidence and make the real thing easy.

In South Dakota, you are allowed a total of three attempts to pass your DMV tests. This includes both the written knowledge test and the behind-the-wheel test. If you pass your written test on the second attempt, you only have one try to pass the road test. If you haven’t passed after three attempts, you must apply again and pay all the fees to get three more chances.

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Why DMV Practice Tests are the Best Way to Study

A recent survey revealed that first-time applicants using online DMV practice tests to prepare for their DMV written test had a real exam pass rate of 93.2%.

This means that less than one out 10 failed their first attempt at the DMV written knowledge test. This should compared with numbers released by different state departments that show an average pass rate of 50% or less for first-time applicants.

Old-school Study Habits are Less Effective

Old methods don’t always work for new challenges. Most students still use highlighting (or underlining) text and rereading the driver’s manual several times. Researchers behind a study called “Improving Students’ Learning with Effective Learning Technique” (2013), showed that these two techniques are ineffective.

Summarization, imagery use for text-based learning, and keyword mnemonics were also found less effective.

Old-school study habits could be the main reason why so many students fail their first attempt at the DMV written knowledge exam.

Two Better Techniques for the DMV Test

Students using critical reading and self-explanation do better on any type of exam.

Critical reading is when you recognize not only what a text says, but also why statements or facts are true (or false). You ask questions and look up other sources.

Self-explanation is when you provide your own explanation and use your own words.

These two methods promote a deeper understanding and is often recommended by driving school experts, as well as this website.

DMV Practice Tests More Efficient than All Other Techniques

The most efficient study techniques, researchers say, is distributed practice and practice testing.

It is easier to learn, if you spread your studies over time. Split a larger subject, like the DMV driver’s manual, into smaller chunks. Do not cram everything in just a day or two. Then, take a practice test at the end of each a study session. If there are study questions, at the end of each chapter in the driver’s manual, use them.

When you use our practice tests for your final DMV test you will find comments after each DMV question. These comments will let you know what you have learned and what you still need to study. In most cases, it will also boost your confidence. With confidence, it will be easier to take on the next session.

The Best Way to Study for Your DMV Test

This what we suggest to be by far the best method to pass you DMV written knowledge test if you are a first-time applicant:

  • Start early (give yourself at least a month)
  • Divide the manual into several small study sessions
  • Use critical reading and ask yourself questions.
  • Take a daily practice test
  • Aim for a 95% passing score before taking the real DMV written test

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Owning a Car is Not All Roses and Sunshine

If you are tired of taking the bus, you probably watch with envy as each shiny new car rolls by. There is no doubt that having your own set of wheels comes with a host of benefits, from greater freedom and flexibility in your daily schedule to a faster commute to work.

Owning a car is not all roses and sunshine, however. Before you trade in your bus pass for a hefty car payment, you need to take a look at the dark side of car ownership. Understanding the risks, the costs and the rewards of car ownership is the best way to make a smart transportation decision.

Personal Liability

Driving a car might provide freedom, but it also exposes you to personal liability. Driving a car is a big responsibility, and the risk of hurting someone in an accident is always present. Even if you carry insurance, you could be held liable for any injuries you cause. That is especially true if you can only afford the minimum your state requires; that state-mandated minimum may not be enough to pay for serious injuries or property damage.

If you do move from bus passenger to driver, you will want to have sufficient liability coverage in place to protect your personal assets. Talk to a good insurance agent, get recommendations and shop around to get the most coverage for the least amount of money.

Increased Debt

Owning a car may sound appealing, but unless you have a fat bank account you probably cannot afford to buy a new or late-model used car for cash. For most drivers, buying a car means taking out a loan, and that can increase your debt load substantially.

If you are in the market for a new car, you need to look at your finances carefully and make sure you can really afford your own set of wheels. The cost of the vehicle is only the beginning. You will also need to budget for things like insurance, maintenance, repairs and parking fees. If you fail to take these factors into account, you could end up with more debt than you can really afford.

Repair Woes

No matter what kind of car you buy, it is bound to break down eventually. That means you will need to find a good mechanic, and that can be a tough job. Finding a mechanic you can trust is a daunting task, and making the wrong decision could cost you dearly.

If you do end up buying a car, you may want to ask your driving friends for recommendations and find out which mechanics they use. You can also check ratings and reviews and talk to other people who use the shop you are considering. Doing your due diligence ahead of time can save you a lot of money later on.

Parking Problems

In some cities, a car is a liability instead of an asset. With thousands of cars plying the streets and a limited number of parking spaces, finding a place to stow your car while you work, shop or go to school can be a real challenge.

You will also need to factor in the cost of parking when deciding how much you can afford to spend on a new car or truck. Look at the price of monthly permits, garage fees and other expenses. Those costs can really add up, and in the end you may find you are better off waiting at the bus stop than circling the block in search of that elusive parking spot.

Increased Carbon Footprint

Unless your new ride is an all-electric model, every mile you drive is putting more carbon into the air. If you are concerned about the environment, you might be better off sticking to your spot on the bus. Public transportation carries a much lower carbon footprint per person, and that could mean a greener future for you and your children.

Owning a car can be a good thing, but it is not always the right choice. Before you plunk down tens of thousands of dollars on a new ride, you need to take a look at the dark side of car ownership. If you decide that a car is still the best choice, you can rest easy knowing you have taken all the contingencies into account. If not, you will know that car ownership is not the right choice for everyone.

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Improved DMV Written Test Practice

The Delaware online practice tests at have been improved. You now have hundreds of random tests at your fingertips. The database currently consists of more than 1,300 questions with everything from parking rules to the meaning of road signs. Everything is designed to help you prepare for and pass the challenges of Delaware DMV written test.

DMV Written Test Questions Are Based on the Manual

To pass your test and become a safe driver, we strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations contained in the Delaware Driver’s Manual. It provides a summary of state laws, rules, and safe driving techniques to follow. You can download a pdf version of the Delaware Driver’s Manual from

All questions on the DMV Written Test are based on the information in the Delaware Driver’s Manual. The Class D written test consists of 30 questions. The passing grade is 80%, which means six or fewer errors. One of the main keys to success is to read each question completely and carefully. Don’t add read anything into the questions that isn’t there.

How to Study

The main purpose of the online practice tests at Driver’s Prep is to help you verify your knowledge, but they can also be used as a study guide. Using the information in the Driver’s Manual together with our practice questions is one of the most effective ways to reach your goal. Discussing questions, rules and driving techniques with peers, parents, or a driving instructor will strengthen your knowledge even more.

Young students often cram before a test, no doubt a habit picked up from school. All research, however, shows that distributed practice results in more solid knowledge. This means that you should study over many sessions. Break up the driver’s manual in smaller parts. Take practice tests over a longer period of time.

How Many Practice Tests Should You Take?

There is great variation in how long it take for users to get ready for the DMV written test. The value of test practice is, however, well documented. You will understand test content, see typical test questions, and get familiar with the test format. Test practice also helps you see things from different perspectives, organize information, and activate related knowledge.

This does not mean that all users will see large score gains after just a few practice tests. You should continue study the manual and verify your knowledge with our practice tests until you clearly understand why a test answer is correct. Read the comments and don’t focus too much on your practice score.

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What about Cheat Sheets?

Don’t buy the hype. Too often, users assume because something costs money, it must be worth it. Nobody can guarantee that you will pass the DMV written test based on a cheat sheet with a limited number of questions.

There really is no short-cut to prepare for a DMV written test“, driver instructor Thomas Davies says. “The best way to get ready is to realize that you need to study. Becoming a good driver doesn’t happen overnight“.


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Getting An Auto Insurance
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Since you are taking practice tests on this site you will soon have a new driver's license in your hand. And perhaps a new car? And your first auto-insurance?

Finding the best auto insurance is actually harder than you would think. Just because a friend or neighbor got a great deal doesn't mean you will get the same offer.

Here are some good advice on how to get a deal.

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In many states, two out of three fail their first attempt at the DMV written test. That is why we created this site with free DMV practice tests and all you need to pass your DMV permit test. We are committed to help you pass your DMV examination the first time.

Being familiar with how the DMV test works is very important. Our DMV practice tests are based on the way the written DMV tests work in most states. You will be given multiple-choice questions with three or four answers. Only one is correct.

We suggest that you take some practice tests every day until you easily score 90% or more.

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South Dakota DMV Tests Reviewed and Updated

2015-05-22: The online South Dakota sample tests are now based on more than 1,000 questions. 280 DMV questions are totally new.

Two Questions Removed From California DMV Tests

2015-05-21: Two questions about alcohol from the 2013 version of the California Driver Handbook have been removed from the CA DMV Tests.

South Dakota and New Hampshire Practice DMV tests Updated.

2015-04-30: DMV practice tests for New Hampshire and South Dakota updated with a handful of new DMV questions regarding state specific parking rules.

Many New Questions Added to Delaware DMV Test

2015-04-09: Our Delaware DMV test now has more than 1,300 practice questions and answers. They will help you pass your exam. Guaranteed.

Questions on Alabama Practice Tests Updated

2015-04-08: Written reports after an accident is no longer necessary in Alabama, if both parties were insured at time of accident. Alabama DPS is now Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Questions on our Alabama practice tests have been updated to reflect those changes.

Delaware DMV Practice Tests Updated

2015-03-05: A handful of questions on the Delaware Practice Tests have been reviewed and updated. One question incorrectly stated that you must signal 100 feet before a turn. Delaware law states you must signal for at least 300 feet before turning.

Blacked-out Traffic Signals in Delaware

2015-02-15: Questions about blacked-out traffic lights on the Delaware practice test have been updated. Delaware law does not require stopping when the signals are out-of-order. You must, however, slow down and be prepared to yield.

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