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South Dakota Traffic Laws

Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in South Dakota -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving ViolationsDriving Under the Influence (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-23)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseProhibition against driving without license (SD Laws section 32-12-22)
Driving while license is revoked, suspended, or canceled (SD Laws section 32-12-65)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceMaintenance of financial responsibility--Violation as misdemeanor (SD Codified Laws section 32-35-113)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationOperation of vehicle while registration is suspended (SD Laws section 32-5-101)
Application for registration (SD Codified Laws section 32-5-2)
Illegal U-TurnU-turn prohibited in passing zone or where unsafe (SD Codified Laws section 32-26-25)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunAccidents and Accident Reports (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-34)
Mechanical ViolationsVehicle and Accessory Specifications (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-15)
Vehicle Lights and Flares (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-17)
Wheels, Tires, and Special Vehicles (Ch. 32-19)
Weight, Size, and Load Restrictions (Ch. 32-22)
Reckless DrivingReckless and Unsafe Driving (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-24)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignTraffic Control Devices (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-28)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsSafety Belt System Usage in Passenger Vehicles (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-38)
Child Passenger Restraint System (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-37)
SpeedingSpeed Regulation (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-25)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsVehicle and Accessory Specifications (SD Codified Laws Ch. 32-15)
Wheels, Tires, and Special Vehicles (Ch. 32-19)
Weight, Size, and Load Restrictions (Ch. 32-22)
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