Driver Licensing

Teen Drivers



RU Ready?

Basic Licensing Information

Study Tools


Things You
Should Know

Documents Needed
to Obtain a Drivers License

Upgrading Restricted
Minor's Permit to
Operator License

Scheduling a Drive Test or an Appointment after Passing Driver Education

Driver Education Out of State Transfer

Driver Education -
Rapid City


RU Ready?

Graduated Licensing System

Teen Safety Tips

Parent's Guide for a Road Ready Teen

After Licensing



Graduated Licensing Chart




"Two out of every five deaths among U.S. teens are the result of a motor vehicle crash." (IIHS) 2003

"On the basis of current population trends, there will be 23% more 16 to 20 year old drivers on the road in 2010 than there are today -- 26.1 million."

Educational Opportunities
The links below are a few examples of the online driver education courses available. The State of South Dakota does not review, approve, or certify any online courses and, although these courses can be a great tool, they do not qualify for the purpose of reducing the number of days a minor must hold an instruction permit (the permit still needs to be held 180 days versus 90 days for a state-approved driver education course). The online courses also do not qualify as a waiver for the knowledge or drive tests.


Mothers Against Drunk Driving    Road Ready Teens .org