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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 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'll need at least 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. ABS is the acronym for:
Asphalt-Braking System.
Anti-Braking System.
Anti-lock Brake System.
2. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a dip in the road. Drivers should be ready to stop if the dip is filled with water.
a reduction of lanes.
a bridge ahead, wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.
a narrow road ahead.
3. This sign indicates:
cross road sign
a no passing zone.
a church zone ahead.
a side road.
a cross road.
4. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
there are four stop signs at this intersection.
traffic from all four directions must stop.
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
All of the above.
5. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
Shows the recommended speed for the exit of an intersection.
indicates the minimum ramp speed at the highway exit point.
is a warning sign.
Is used to advise motorists of the maximum safe speed for an exit ramp on a highway.
6. When driving at night with no other vehicles ahead, a driver should use:
low-beam lights.
parking lights.
emergency flashers.
high beam lights.
7. Which signs have black letters on a white background?
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
None of the other answers are correct.
Warning signs (diamond)
Guide signs (horizontal rectangle)
8. What does the pictured signal indicate?
Pedestrians may not begin crossing the street.
Drivers should walk more and drive less.
Pedestrians may begin crossing the street.
Pedestrians may turn right.
9. This sign indicates that:
advisory speed sign
there is a school zone after the curve.
drivers may not turn right if traveling at 25 MPH or less.
the highest safe speed drivers should travel around the curve ahead is 25 MPH.
the safe speed around the curve ahead is at least 25 MPH.
10. Directions given by traffic officers ___________ signs, signals or pavement markings.
never take precedence over
are less important than
take precedence over
must obey
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HI DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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