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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. Bicyclists must:
ride in a bicycle lane, if available.
remain to the right when they prepare for a left turn.
remain near the left edge of the road.
travel with more than two side-by-side in a single lane, if possible.
2. This sign means:
hairpin corner
Sharp right turn ahead.
Hairpin corner ahead.
Right turns not allowed.
Warning: U-turn ahead.
3. Which statement about motorcycles is true?
Drivers of other vehicles can expect a motorcycles brake lights to come on when the cyclist slows down.
It is okay for drivers of other vehicles to follow motorcycles closely, because then they are easier to see.
A motorcycle with two people on it is more balanced than one with just one rider.
A driver of a passenger vehicle must change lanes completely when passing a motorcycle.
4. You are driving up a hill and are approaching a heavy truck from the rear. You should know:
that you may not be able to safely pass the truck.
that the truck may be traveling at a speed slower than the posted speed limit.
that you may not be able to legally pass the truck.
All of the above.
5. Before turning, you should:
give the proper turn signal.
sound your horn to alert the other drivers.
increase your speed.
change lanes.
6. What does this road sign indicate?
yield to bikes sign
Vehicles turning left must yield to bikes entering a right turn lane.
Motor vehicles entering an exclusive right-turn lane must weave across bicycle traffic in bicycle lanes.
Drivers have the right of way over bikes turning left.
None of the above.
7. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:
pump the brakes.
brake hard and steer toward the right edge of the roadway.
grip the steering wheel firmly, slow down, and exit from the traffic lanes.
apply the brakes firmly.
8. Double solid lines on the roadway mean:
you can not go across the lines except to turn left to enter or leave the highway.
you cannot change lanes.
you cannot pass.
All of the above.
9. From top to bottom, traffic lights are:
red, green and yellow.
green, yellow and red.
green, red and yellow.
red, yellow and green.
10. How many different classes of mopeds are there?
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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
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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