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. If another vehicle passes you on the left, you must:
increase your speed and move to the left.
increase your speed slightly and keep to the right.
decrease your speed, then pull over to the right and stop.
decrease your speed slightly and keep to the right.
2. While driving you come upon a sign which says, “reduced speed 35 MPH”. You as a driver should know:
that you have plenty of time to slow down before the speed zone.
that the new 35 MPH speed zone begins at this sign.
that the new 35 MPH speed zone begins at the next “speed limit” sign.
that the sign is put there to harass “good” drivers.
3. Your BAC depends on:
your weight.
how much alcohol you drink.
how much time passes between drinks.
All of the above.
4. When you make a left turn from a two-way road into a four-lane highway, you must:
go straight through the intersection, and then make the turn.
enter the right lane, to the left of the center line.
enter the right lane. When traffic permits, you can move out of the left lane.
enter the left lane, to the right of the center line.
5. When you drive into the street from any driveway you:
can disregard pedestrians if there is no sidewalk.
must drive slowly so approaching vehicles and pedestrians can get out of your way.
must honk the horn so approaching vehicles and pedestrians can allow you room.
must stop and proceed only when there are no pedestrians or vehicles approaching.
6. What should drivers do when they see this sign?
Allow others to merge smoothly.
Merge left.
Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before they cross.
Look to the left and right for other traffic.
7. This road sign indicates that:
a lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles.
vehicles cannot go straight ahead. Cars must turn either to the right or left.
buses and car pools may not travel in the restricted lane.
None of the above.
8. Destination signs are ______ with ____ letters and symbols.
yellow; black
white; black
green; white
blue; white
9. __________ are blue with white letters and symbols.
Warning signs
Destination signs (guide signs)
Service signs
Regulation signs (regulatory signs)
10. This regulatory road sign indicates that:
Slower vehicles must keep left.
Slower vehicles traveling on multiple lane highways must stay in the right hand lane.
Vehicles must slow down and stay in the right lane.
The right hand lane is reserved for buses and car-pool vehicles.
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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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