Once a South Dakota driver reaches the point level for suspension, the DPS will send a notice of suspension. The suspension period is 60 days, six months, or one year, depending on the driver's record.
If you get a stop sign or red light ticket in South Dakota, you’ll likely have to pay a fine. A conviction will also add demerit points to your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law requires and some of the consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in South Dakota requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
South Dakota has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates South Dakota’s requirements. The types of child restraints are discussed in more detail below: South Dakota Child Restraint Requirements Age/Weight/Height