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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 DMV 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 need at least 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. If you get on a wrong expressway exit, you must:
make a U-turn and return to the expressway.
get off at the next exit and look for signs that tell you how to return to the expressway.
use the the exit ramp to accelerate to expressway speed and blend with traffic.
drive in reverse to return to the expressway.
2. On a two-lane street your vehicle is being followed by a fire engine that is not using emergency signals. You should:
slow down, move as far to the right as possible and stop.
speed up to get out of the way.
continue to drive in a normal manner.
stop as quickly as you can.
3. Who has a greater risk of being involved in a traffic crash?
Young people.
Drivers who are driving alone.
Shift workers.
All of the above.
4. When they see this sign, drivers should:
hill sign
yield to trucks coming from the hill on the right.
be ready to shift to lower gear.
be ready to brake sharply and stop.
None of the above.
5. You should use turn signals to indicate your intention with sufficient time to allow other drivers to see the signal:
BEFORE you move.
AFTER you move.
if it’s raining.
even if they are short sighted.
6. Drowsy drivers:
can stay awake by opening a window and turning up the radio.
can drive so poorly they may appear to be drunk.
should drink strong black coffee to stay awake.
are usually older drivers.
7. This road sign means:
side road sign
All traffic must go straight ahead
Side Road
Merging Traffic
8. An inattentive driver is a driver who:
carries on an eye-contact conversation with a passenger while driving.
restricts his attention to only watching the vehicle ahead.
daydreams or gazes at objects off the roadway while driving.
All of the above.
9. When you pass another vehicle, before you return to the right lane, you must:
make sure you can see the front bumper of the vehicle you passed.
look at your interior rear-view mirror.
All of the above.
10. As a pedestrian you should know that:
you can enter a crosswalk at any time and it is the vehicle driver’s responsibility to stop.
you have to use crosswalks only when they are convenient.
you must never enter the street or crosswalk when there are vehicles approaching close by.
when you are in a crosswalk you should always insist on the right of way over a vehicle.
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HI DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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