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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 HI DMV 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. You notice that the driver of the vehicle ahead of you is driving with one hand, talking to a passenger. You should:
know that you should avoid this bad habit.
know that you should give the vehicle ahead extra room.
know that the driver in the vehicle ahead is reducing his safety margin by being an inattentive driver.
All of the above.
2. This road sign means:
Freeway on ramp
Industrial area
Narrow bridge
Lane ends or roadway narrows
3. You are entering a roadway from a private road, and you need to turn left. You have to yield to:
pedestrians only.
vehicles from both directions.
vehicles from the left.
vehicles from the right.
4. Lighted arrows are sometimes used to control turns from a specific lane. A red arrow:
is never used as a traffic signal.
means the same as a circular red light for the indicated lane of traffic.
means that you may go in the direction indicated by the arrow.
means that the traffic the arrow is pointing toward must stop.
5. Don’t follow other cars too closely because:
you may not see the other vehicle’s brake lights.
you may not see the vehicles turn signals.
you may not have time to stop if the vehicle in front of you slows or stops suddenly.
you may not see the road between the cars.
6. Before you back into the street, you should:
race your engine so that children will get out of the way.
honk your horn.
check for traffic before getting in the vehicle.
check for children and other objects around your car.
7. This road sign means:
Divided highway begins. Slow down to the safe speed indicated
Winding road ahead; slow down to the safe speed indicated
Merge; slow down to the safe speed indicated
The road ahead curves right; slow down to the safe speed indicated
8. This road sign means:
Left curve ahead
Warning, slippery when wet
Series of curves
Winding road ahead
9. This road sign means:
The road ahead winds with a series of turns or curves
Winding road ahead
Steep grade ahead
Slow down, slippery when wet
10. The most important thing to remember about speed management and curves is to:
accelerate gently before you enter the curve.
drive at the posted speed limit as you enter the curve, then slow down at the sharpest part of the curve.
slow down before you enter the curve.
drive at the posted speed limit of the roadway, before, throughout, and after the curve.
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HI DMV Written Test Facts

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