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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. You wish to drive a heavy truck in Hawaii. You must:
have a valid driver’s license for the category of vehicle you wish to drive.
drive the truck only on truck routes.
be at least 21 years old.
have no special qualifications.
2. Taking drugs along with alcohol:
has no effect on your general driving ability.
is no more dangerous than alcohol by itself.
lessens the effect of alcohol on your ability to drive.
increases the risk of causing a crash.
3. Which shape is a warning sign?
4. Highway hypnosis is a driving condition that can result from:
short trips on expressways.
frequent rest stops.
staring at the roadway for long periods of time.
too much sleep the night before your trip.
5. This sign indicates:
phone service
Do not use your phone while driving
Cell phone shop ahead
Emergency line available
Phone service ahead
6. Which shape is a speed limit sign?
Vertical rectangle
7. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
One-way street ends
Divided highway begins
Divided highway ends
One-way street begins
8. When meeting a car with blinding headlights, you should:
dim your lights and then speed up to pass quickly.
flash your lights on and off to warn the other driver.
look away and toward the left side of the road.
look away and toward the right side of the road.
9. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Stop only if other cars approaching
Bicycles cross or ride beside traffic
Yield right-of-way
Soft shoulders for motorcycles
10. If your gas pedal is stuck, you should:
turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
try pumping it to increase pressure.
hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
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HI DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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