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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. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
All of the above.
2. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, if the road you enter has two lanes, you:
must turn into its left lane.
must turn into its right lane.
must go to the next intersection.
cannot turn left.
3. What is a likely effect when you take another drug while you drink alcohol?
The effects of alcohol are reduced by the drug.
The effects of the alcohol and the drug are enhanced.
There are no effects, unless the drug is prescription only.
If the drug is over-the-counter, there are no effects.
4. You have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, and have refused to take the required test for blood alcohol. You may lose your driver’s license for twelve months:
because you have refused to take the test.
You won’t lose your license.
only if you are convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
only if you are convicted of a traffic violation.
5. This sign warns drivers that:
double curve sign
the highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Drivers should keep to the right.
there is a double curve ahead.
There is a low place in the road ahead.
there is a winding road ahead.
6. This sign means:
center lane left turns sign
Vehicles may only turn left.
The center lane is shared for left turns.
Left turns in both directions of travel are not permitted.
All of the above.
7. This sign indicates the _______________ vehicles can safely travel in this area.
speed limit sign
minimum speed
maximum speed
suggested speed
reaction speed
8. When getting ready to change lanes, you should:
check your side view mirror.
quickly turn your head to check for other vehicles.
check your rearview mirror.
All of the above.
9. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Railroad Warning
Winding road ahead
Warning, slippery when wet
Stop Sign Ahead
10. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
Divided highway ahead.
Keep to the left.
Divided highway ends.
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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
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