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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. What should you do if your rear wheels start to skid?
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
Turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
Steer left if your rear wheels slide right.
If the vehicle has ABS, pump the pedal carefully.
2. Traffic lights are normally ____________ from the top to bottom or left to right.
red, yellow and green
green, yellow and red
green, red and yellow
red, green and yellow
3. In general, you should pass vehicles going in the same direction as you are going:
only if the other driver signals it is safe.
whenever you have the opportunity to do so.
on the right.
on the left.
4. This road sign means:
low ground railroad crossing
Low ground railroad crossing
Winding road ahead
Pedestrian crossing
No-passing zone
5. Parking is not allowed:
on the road side of a parked vehicle.
in a tunnel.
in a crosswalk.
All of the above.
6. A vehicle using emergency signals is approaching from the opposite direction on a two-lane street. Drivers should:
slow down, move as far to the right as possible and stop.
immediately come to a complete stop.
disregard the emergency vehicle and proceed.
None of the above.
7. Which of the following does NOT affect the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?
Steering ability.
Perception time.
Reaction distance.
Braking distance.
8. When towing a trailer large enough to obstruct your view through your inside rear-view mirror, you are required to:
have an outside rear-view mirror installed on the right side of your vehicle.
have an outside rear-view mirror installed on the driver’s side of your vehicle.
have a person in the vehicle to clear you for right turns.
have outside rear-view mirrors installed on both sides of your vehicle.
9. If an aggressive driver is behind you:
sound your horn and move to the left lane.
increase your speed and flash your brake lights.
try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way.
slow down and confront the aggressive driver.
10. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
Intersection ahead.
Roundabout ahead. Slow down.
The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.
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HI DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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