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South Dakota State Laws

Road

Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States
Yes
Daytime Use of Headlight
Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
Eye Protection
Required by law unless equipped with windscreen; S.D. 32-20-4.1
Handlebar Height

No Restrictions

Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting
Not authorized; S.D. 32-20-9.2, S.D. 32-20-9.3
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
One required by law; S.D. 32-15-8
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Yes; S.D. 32-20-9.5
Muffler
Required, cut-outs prohibited; S.D. 32-15-17
Passenger Age Restriction
None
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger; S.D. 32-20-6.1
Periodic Safety Inspection
None
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants; South Dakota Safety Council
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill & Knowledge Test
Safety Helmet
Required by law under age 18 (violation classified as a misdemeanor); South Dakota Codified Laws, Title 32, Chapter 32-20, Section 32-20-4
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/25)
Turn Signals

Not required; SD 32-15-13.

Off Road

Eye Protection
Required by law
Headlight
Not Required
Maximum Sound Level
No Limit
Minimum Operator Age
No Restriction
Muffler
Not Required
Operator License
Not Required
Registration
Not Required
Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet
Required under age 18
Spark Arrestor
Not Required
Taillight
Not Required
Trails Program
Not Available
Vehicle Title
Required by law

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