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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. 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:
cross road sign
You must turn right
Crossroad ahead
4-way stop
Railroad crossing
4. What does a flashing left yellow arrow mean?
flashing left yellow arrow
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. Unless a sign states otherwise, a stopped vehicle facing a circular red traffic light may:
turn right after sounding the horn.
turn right after the red light has turned to yellow.
turn right at any time.
turn right after yielding to other traffic and pedestrians that were there first.
6. Signs containing information about hazardous conditions are known as _____ signs.
7. The effect that alcohol has on your judgment:
depends on the amount of alcohol in your blood.
is less if you were only drinking beer.
is less if you were only drinking wine.
is greater if you were drinking 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 impair your judgement.
should be avoided unless you really need them.
are acceptable as far as they are part of your daily routine.
have no effect on your driving ability.
10. Pentagonal signs are used to indicate:
no passing zones.
dangerous intersections.
school crossings.
possible hazards on roadways.
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HI DMV Permit Test Facts

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