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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. You must signal your intention to turn at least ___ before turning.
100 feet
250 feet
50 feet
300 feet
2. When they see this sign, drivers:
slippery road sign
need to brake suddenly.
should be prepared to make sharp turns at a high speed.
need to be prepared to turn right and then left quickly.
should not speed up or brake quickly.
3. This sign means:
divided highway ends sign
Drivers are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
Reversible lane ahead.
The divided highway ends ahead.
Divided highway ahead.
4. When driving on roads that may be slippery:
do not make any sudden changes in direction or speed.
always drive at the highest speed allowed.
use cruise control to maintain a steady speed.
reduce your following distance.
5. ______________ is an unsafe distraction when driving.
Leaving early to drive to an appointment.
Controlling an emotion before putting the vehicle in gear.
Texting a message on your cell phone.
Asking a passenger to enter your mapping request into your GPS.
6. What is the meaning of blue traffic signs?
Blue indicates road user services.
Blue indicates pedestrian crossings and school zones.
 A blue background indicates a regulatory sign.
They give directional information.
7. Bicyclists:
have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers.
must ride facing traffic.
may ride side by side on roadways.
have the right-of-way over pedestrians.
8. This sign tells drivers:
no turn on red sign
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
turning right on red is forbidden.
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
All of the above.
9. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you must:
stay in your lane, slow down, and let it pass.
drive to the right side of the road and stop.
keep moving slowly, staying to the right side of the road.
maintain your speed.
10. This sign means:
school sign
Shopping center ahead.
The driver is near a school and should watch for children.
There is a work zone ahead. Watch for workers.
Business area nearby. Watch for business people.
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HI DMV Permit Test

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