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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. 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. Stop lines are solid white lines painted across the traffic lanes at ________________ and indicating the exact place at which to stop.
curves; hills
freeway on ramps; fire stations
churches; schools
intersections; pedestrian crosswalks
4. This road sign means:
low ground railroad crossing
Low ground railroad crossing
Winding road
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 or highway. Drivers should:
slow down, move as far to the right as possible and stop.
stop as quickly as they can.
disregard the emergency vehicle as it is going the other way.
None of the above.
7. Which of the following is NOT a factor in determining 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 inside rearview mirror, you are required to:
have an outside rearview mirror installed on the right side of your vehicle.
have an outside rearview mirror installed on the driver’s side of your vehicle.
have a person in the vehicle to clear you for right turns.
have outside rearview mirrors installed on both sides of your vehicle.
9. If someone is driving aggressively behind you, you should:
block the passing lane.
speed up as he or she is passing you.
try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way.
stare at the driver as he or she is passing you.
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 Driving 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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