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Drivers Ed in South Dakota
First things first.
Yes, we know. You're just itching to start driving. But, before you can get behind the wheel, you'll need to get your instruction permit. We show you the steps to do this in our Teen Driver section.
Once you've gained your instruction permit, you'll have at least 180 days to further your driving education. However, you can do this while shortening the holding time of your permit to 90 days by passing a state-approved driver education class.
In addition to reading the Driver Manual and taking a driving education course, there are other ways to increase your knowledge.
For starters, you can read about the graduated driver licensing system used in South Dakota. Why do that? Well, it affects you directly. By reading it, you might have a better understanding and appreciation of why you have to do what you have to do to get that prized license.
But, there's more.
You can also read the Road Ready Teens Guide for Parents guide, which will further prepare you for the "road" ahead.
And, let's not forget about your parents or legal guardians. There's plenty they can do to help, too. In fact, research has shown that if your parents or guardians are actively involved in your driving education and training, they can cut your chance of being in an accident by up to 33%.
There's an excellent guide your parents can use to help you get the most out of your driving education and training, while keeping you (and them) as safe as possible. It's loaded with helpful tips and good ideas.
You may think that driving is all about your physical skills. But, you'll quickly come to learn that your mental approach to driving and your preparation go hand in hand with your technical abilities.
And, that's why it's so important to receive proper driving education!Local Drivers Education
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