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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. You are driving behind another vehicle and notice that the driver is driving with one hand, talking to a passenger. You as a driver 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:
reduction of lanes sign
Freeway on ramp
Yield right-of-way
Narrow bridge
Roadway narrows or lane ends
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. If traffic prevents you from going fully across a set of railroad tracks, you should:
wait until the approaching train has come to a stop.
proceed only when there is room for your vehicle on the other side.
wait until no trains are in sight.
proceed only when at least one-half of your vehicle can cross the tracks safely.
5. Doing all you can to prevent crashes is called:
Crash-Prevention Driving
Anti-Collision Driving
Defensive Driving
ABS Driving
6. Before you back into the street, you should:
sound your horn so that children will get out of the way.
race your engine.
check for traffic before getting in the car.
check for children around your car.
7. This road sign means:
curve speed reduction
Divided highway begins. Slow down to the indicated safe speed
Winding road ahead; slow down to the indicated speed
Merge, then slow down to the indicated safe speed
The road ahead curves right; slow down to the indicated speed
8. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Left curve ahead
Warning, slippery when wet
Keep left
Winding road ahead
9. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Wrong Way
Winding road ahead
Steep grade ahead
Slow down, slippery when wet
10. When approaching a curve, remember to:
accelerate slightly before entering the curve.
drive at the posted speed limit as you enter the curve, then slow down gradually.
slow down before entering the curve.
drive at the posted speed limit throughout the curve.
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HI DMV Written Test Facts

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