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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 of large vehicles:
are only responsible for their vehicle and its cargo.
have the right-of-way over smaller vehicles.
generally have better visibility to the sides and rear.
have the responsibility to give proper consideration to other highway users as well as to their passengers and cargo.
2. Before a school bus stops to load passengers, the driver will usually flash:
red lights.
yellow warning lights.
red warning lights.
green lights.
3. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
you increase the chance of a crash.
you can reduce fuel consumption.
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
All of the above.
4. Who is most at risk?
Drivers who are fatigued.
Long-distance commuters.
Drivers who are driving on long, boring roads.
All of the above.
5. The minimum drinking age in this State is ____ years.
6. Which of the following is true?
Pedestrians should look for turning vehicles before crossing the street.
Pedestrians should never run across the street.
Pedestrians should walk on the left side of the street facing traffic.
All of the above.
7. This road sign means:
low shoulder
Low shoulder
Stop ahead
Tow away zone
Buggy warning
8. All headlights on your vehicle must work properly and be correctly adjusted:
when approaching motorcycles.
when driving in heavy traffic.
at all times.
when driving on highways.
9. A flashing red light:
flashing red light
means the same thing as a stop sign.
means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt.
is used at dangerous intersections.
All of the above.
10. A steady yellow light at an intersection means:
Proceed with caution through the intersection
Immediately come to a complete stop
Slow down and be prepared to stop
Yield to other vehicles
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HI DMV Written Test Facts

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