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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 road sign means:
school sign
Pedestrian crossing ahead
Flagger ahead
School crossing ahead
Residential care home ahead
2. This road sign warns drivers that:
pavement ends sign
vehicles must leave the pavement immediately.
the dirt on the side of the road is soft.
the road surface ahead changes to a low-type surface or earth road.
None of the above.
3. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Slippery road ahead
Traffic increases ahead
Winding road ahead
Steep grade ahead
4. When you change your name you must notify the county examiner of drivers _____________ with proof of the change.
in writing within 60 days
by phone within 10 days
in person within 30 days
in writing within 30 days
5. Left turns on a red light are allowed:
from a one-way street into a one-way street.
in school zones.
at intersections, after stopping, if the way is clear.
6. This sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Warning: a bike-way crosses the roadway ahead.
Bicycle zone ahead.
Bicycles must yield to vehicles ahead.
The lane ahead is reserved for bicycles.
7. Hydroplaning happens when:
your tires ride up on a thin surface of water, losing contact with the pavement, and resulting in sudden loss of control
one of your tires goes flat, causing the others to skid.
your tires throw water to the rear, causing problems for the vehicles behind.
the tires of the car ahead cause sheets of water to splash on your vehicle.
8. Passing is prohibited:
when a school bus is stopped to load or unload children on a public road.
whenever a solid line marks the left side of your lane.
at intersections.
All of the above.
9. Service signs are ____ with ____ letters and symbols.
blue; white
white; green
white; black
green; white
10. Drivers may need more space in front of their vehicle:
when carrying a heavy load or pulling a trailer.
when it is hard to see ahead.
when following motorcycles.
All of the above.
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HI DMV Practice Test Facts

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