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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. This sign indicates:
merging traffic sign
Divided highway ends
Double curve ahead
Winding road
Merging traffic
2. You reach an intersection that is not controlled at the same time as a driver on your right, and both of you prepare to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?
No one.
The other driver.
3. This sign warns that:
reduction of lanes sign
traffic must merge right.
the bridge ahead is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.
traffic must merge left.
the pavement ends.
4. When your wheels slip off the road edge, you should:
slow down using the brakes gently. When at a safe speed, turn the steering wheel to return to the pavement.
speed up and steer back onto the pavement gradually.
jerk the steering wheel to force the vehicle back onto the pavement.
slam on your brakes and stop.
5. If you stop along the road at night:
turn on your emergency flashers and leave your low beams on.
turn off all your lights.
turn off your emergency lights and leave your high beams on.
turn on your headlights only.
6. This road sign means:
t intersection
Side road
Left lane must turn left
T-intersection ahead
Keep right
7. When children are close, what should you do before you back out of a driveway?
Get out of the car and check behind the car.
Rely on your mirrors.
Look through your back window for children.
None of the above.
8. The sign in the picture:
slow moving vehicle sign
means that you need to stop.
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
9. Signs and markings requiring that you obey the indicated instruction are known as _____ signs.
10. Drivers may install on their private vehicle:
a siren.
a muffler cutout, bypass, or similar device.
a blue light visible outside of the vehicle.
None of the above.
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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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