If you operate a motor vehicle on public roadways in Hawaii you are required to have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. You will be given the following tests when you apply for a driver’s license or instruction permit as required: 1. Rules of the Road 2. Vision 3. Recognition of traffic control devices. You must pass these tests before you are permitted to take the road test. The written test is based on the information contained in the Hawaii DMV Driver’s Manual, and is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, traffic law, road rules and safe driving practices. The knowledge test consists of 30 questions, and you need at least 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
School zone
Speed limit
2. Your car stalls on the tracks at a railroad crossing, and a collision with a train is imminent. After getting yourself and your passengers out of the car, you should:
signal the train to stop.
cross the tracks.
get back into the vehicle.
run toward the train but stay off the tracks.
3. This road sign means:
Okay to increase speed
Crossroad ahead
4-way stop
Railroad crossing
4. What does a flashing left yellow arrow mean?
Vehicles turning left must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
Left turns are allowed. Yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Only right turns are allowed.
None of the above.
5. A stopped vehicle facing a circular red traffic light may if not prohibited by a traffic sign:
turn right only after blowing the horn.
it is illegal to turn right on red.
turn right at any time.
turn right after yielding to other traffic and pedestrians.
6. Certain highway signs and markings contain information about hazardous conditions. Such signs are known as:
information signs.
regulatory signs.
warning signs.
guide signs.
7. The effect that alcohol has on your reflexes and judgment:
depends on the amount of alcohol in your blood stream.
is less if you were only drinking beer.
is less if you were only drinking wine.
is greater if you were drinking whiskey or hard liquor.
8. BAC is:
the acronym for Beer ACcumulation.
the amount of alcohol in your body.
the percentage of alcohol in your blood.
the number of ounces of alcohol in your blood.
9. A few drinks after work before driving home:
should be avoided because they may make you a dangerous driver.
is good because you miss the rush traffic.
never hurt anyone.
is good because they help to release the day’s tension and make you a safer driver.
10. Pentagonal signs are used to indicate:
no passing zones.
dangerous intersections.
school crossings.
possible hazards on roadways.
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HI DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass: 24
Passing score: 80%
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