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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. Drivers should be aware that a motorcyclist may:
decrease speed and rise off the seat when approaching a railroad crossing.
quickly change speed or lane position.
move to the center of the lane on steel deck bridges.
All of the above.
2. If your front wheels start to skid, the first thing you should do is:
Immediately turn in the direction you want to go.
Take your foot off the gas pedal and shift to neutral.
Speed up, pump your brakes and steer in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
None of the above.
3. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
approach the turn in the right lane or from the right side of a single lane.
approach the turn in the left lane or from the left side of a single lane.
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
None of the above.
4. Regulatory signs are:
5. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you, you should:
slow down, move your vehicle to provide a clear path for the emergency vehicle and stop.
increase your speed to provide a clear path for the emergency vehicle.
disregard the signal if there are other lanes available for the emergency vehicle.
6. Gauging the speed of a motorcycle may be difficult because:
they take up less of your field of vision.
they are slower than cars.
motorcycles often slow down by downshifting.
many motorcyclists do not activate the brake light.
7. It is best to keep a space cushion:
only in front of the vehicle.
only on the left and right side of your vehicle.
only in back of your vehicle.
on all sides of the vehicle.
8. You may cross solid yellow lines:
during daylight hours only.
to pass traffic moving in the same direction.
at any time.
when making turns.
9. What should drivers do when they see this road sign?
advance warning sign
slow down, look for a train, and be prepared to stop.
increase their speed to cross the intersection before a train arrives.
come to a complete stop and wait for a train to cross.
look for a human flagger.
10. You notice a vehicle defect which may affect the safe operation of your vehicle. You should:
drive the vehicle slower.
correct the defect when you can afford it.
not carry passengers until the defect is corrected.
correct the defect as soon as possible.
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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
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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