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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. 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, when being followed by a fire engine that is not using emergency signals, you should:
slow down and pull over to the side of the road.
speed up to get out of the way.
continue to drive as normal.
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.
are at risk of being involved in a crash.
should drink coffee to stay awake.
are typically older drivers.
7. This road sign means:
side road sign
Sharp right turn.
All traffic must go straight ahead.
Side Road.
Merging traffic.
8. An inattentive driver:
carries on an eye-contact conversation with a passenger while driving.
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. Which of the following is true about pedestrians?
Pedestrians can enter a crosswalk at any time and the vehicles must stop.
None of the other answers is correct.
They must never enter a crosswalk when there are vehicles approaching close by.
When they are in a crosswalk pedestrians always have the right-of-way over a vehicle.
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HI DMV Test Facts

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