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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. A driver should be extra alert for motorcyclists, bicycles and pedestrians. Why?
They are hard to see in traffic.
They obey specific traffic laws.
They don’t have rearview mirrors.
They always have the right-of-way.
2. To avoid becoming an aggressive driver, you should:
Allow enough travel time to reach your destination on schedule.
Listen to heavy metal music.
Adjust your schedule to drive during times with the most highway traffic.
None of the above.
3. Regulatory signs are:
blue rectangles.
white triangles.
white rectangles.
green rectangles.
4. The picture shows:
advance warning sign
a no-right-turn sign.
a speeding fines doubled sign.
a railroad advance warning sign.
a reversible road sign.
5. This regulatory sign tells drivers that:
left lane turns left
traffic in the right lane must go straight.
traffic in the left lane must turn left at the intersection ahead.
all vehicles must turn left immediately.
None of the above.
6. Your driver’s license has expired. You may:
not drive, but you may renew your driver’s license within a year after the expiration following normal license renewal steps.
drive as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver.
drive to and from work only.
drive during the grace period of 180 days.
7. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
A police officer.
A stop sign.
A steady red light.
A flashing red light.
8. Increasing your vehicle’s speed _____ your field of vision.
has no effect on
9. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
You must yield the right-of-way ahead
You must stop ahead
Speeding is not allowed
Traffic signals ahead
10. This road sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Uncontrolled intersection ahead
Don’t park next to the traffic signal
Traffic signals ahead
The traffic signal ahead is out of order
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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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