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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. Unless a sign states otherwise, a stopped vehicle facing a circular red traffic light may:
turn right at any time.
turn right after yielding to other traffic and pedestrians that were there first.
None of the other answers are correct.
turn right after the red light has turned to yellow.
2. This road sign means:
school ahead
Pedestrian crossing
Yield sign ahead
Do not enter
School ahead
3. You are coming to an intersection and have a green light. Pedestrians are crossing against the red. You should:
stop to let pedestrians cross safely.
claim your right-of-way and proceed with caution.
honk your horn.
speed up and pass in front of the pedestrians.
4. This sign means:
low clearance sign
Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.
Narrow bridge ahead. Slow down and drive with caution.
No passing zone ahead.
None of the above.
5. When are you allowed to drink alcoholic beverages in a vehicle on a public highway?
As long as you don’t drive.
Only if you ride in the back of a pick-up truck.
Only if you ride in the back seat.
6. When driving to an unfamiliar area you:
should plan your trip.
only have to know generally where your destination is.
can depend on road signs to find your way.
should always choose the most direct route.
7. When approaching someone using a white cane, you should proceed with caution because:
the pedestrian might be blind.
the pedestrian is blind.
the pedestrian is deaf.
the pedestrian might be using a guide dog.
8. When the road is slippery, you should:
use your emergency or parking brake.
brake suddenly carefully.
pump your brakes.
press your brakes in slow, steady strokes.
9. When turning or changing lanes, drivers must:
signal only when driving in traffic at night.
signal only when driving at night.
always signal their intentions even when there are no vehicles.
signal only if there is traffic.
10. This road sign means:
y intersection
The road ends ahead
A road joins from the right
A four-way intersection is ahead
“Y” intersection ahead
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HI DMV Knowledge Test

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