South Dakota Defensive Driving Test

Being able to drive defensively is critically important for anyone who gets behind the wheel, but it is especially important for young drivers. The reason for this is that new drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents due to their lack of experience. Defensive driving involves paying attention to both the driving conditions and the other drivers on the road. It also includes being able to anticipate potential problems and take corrective action if necessary. As they gain the ability to anticipate and respond correctly, young South Dakota drivers make the roadways safer. Further, a young driver with defensive skills is better prepared to handle unexpected situations that may arise while driving. At the end of the day defensive driving is a vital skill that young motorists need to grasp before getting behind the wheel.

Now that we’ve discussed the ins and outs, let’s see how much you know about driving defensively. Our South Dakota defensive driving quiz will test your driving knowledge and skills, from proper following distances to what to do if you’re being tailgated.

South Dakota Defensive Driving Test

See if you’re up to date on the knowledge and techniques of defensive driving in South Dakota. Get settled in and let’s get started! Press start to begin.


Defensive Driving Test
10 Questions, No Time Limit
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When a school bus stops in front of you with it's stop sign activated you should...

2 / 10

The maximum posted speed limit should be driven only:

3 / 10

Where should you stop at an intersection where there is a stop sign, but there is no stop line or crosswalk present?

4 / 10

When should you plan your driving route for a trip?

5 / 10

When coming upon a flashing yellow traffic signal, how should you proceed?

6 / 10

An orange triangle on the back of a vehicle means that it...

7 / 10

You should avoid driving after you have...

8 / 10

How many seconds should you trail the car in front of you in good driving conditions during the day?

9 / 10

What must vehicles do to be granted right-of-way in a funeral procession?

10 / 10

If you see a pedestrian walking with a white cane, you need to be more cautious because...

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