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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. A flashing yellow traffic signal means:
Slow down and proceed with caution
Stop and proceed when a green light appears
No left turn
Stop and proceed when the way is clear
2. At a stop sign there is no stop line. You must stop:
before you enter the intersection.
before the traffic light turns red.
before you enter the crosswalk.
after you enter the crosswalk.
3. What is the most important rule to remember in any emergency?
Call the police.
Do not move.
Do not panic.
Run away.
4. This sign warns drivers that:
reduction of lanes sign
drivers in the left lane have the right-of-way
there is a one lane bridge ahead.
the road ahead is narrow.
the right lane ends.
5. If another car is in danger of hitting you, you should:
flash your headlights.
sound your horn.
use your emergency lights.
wave your arms.
6. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a narrow bridge ahead.
a low place in the road.
a winding road.
low clearance.
7. You go with a group of friends to a social event, and you plan to have a few drinks. You should:
stop drinking several minutes before you intend to leave.
arrange to ride home with a friend who does not drink.
avoid alternating between drinks with alcohol and drinks without any alcohol.
make alcohol the focus of the event.
8. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Yield right-of-way
Soft shoulders for motorcycles
Bicycles cross or ride beside traffic
Stop only if other cars approaching
9. This road sign means:
do not enter
No U-Turn
Do not enter
10. It's 10 AM. This sign tells you that:
no parking between
you must park your car between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
you are allowed to park until 5:30 PM.
you must display a special permit in order to park here.
you are not allowed to park here.
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HI DMV Knowledge 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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