Hawaii Driver License Test Questions – Test 3

Hawaii Driver License Test Questions - Test 3

# 1: It is legal to have an open alcoholic drink inside your vehicle:

Storing an opened alcoholic beverage container in the area of a motor vehicle normally occupied by the driver or passengers is prohibited on any public road.

Such container must be kept in the trunk of the vehicle, or kept in some other area of the vehicle not normally occupied by the driver or passengers, if the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk. A utility or glove compartment shall be deemed to be within the area occupied by the driver and passengers.

# 2: When preparing to stop or turn, it is a good idea to:

Always start slowing your vehicle as soon as it becomes apparent that braking action will be required ahead. Make smooth steady brake applications.

Careful use of the brakes can save considerable energy and money in replacing fuel, brakes and tires.

# 3: If you crash into the car in front of you, you were probably:

Most rear-end collisions are caused by following too closely. Leave as much space between your vehicle and the one ahead as you possibly can to allow for a sudden stop.

# 4: Before turning left at an intersection, it is important to:

When making any left turn, yield to all oncoming traffic that is so close as to be a hazard. Use great care in watching for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.

# 5: This sign (yellow X) tells you that:

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Sometimes it is desirable to have traffic in a lane in one direction at certain times and the opposite direction at other times. Lane control signals are used to control the direction of traffic movement in the lane. The signal is placed over the traffic lane it controls. The yellow X means that you must move out of that lane of traffic because it is going to be used for traffic moving in the opposite direction. When the yellow X signal is flashing you may use that lane only when preparing to turn left.

# 6: This sign tells you:

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This is a regulatory speed limit sign. It shows the maximum speed you are allowed to travel. Speed limit signs are rectangular black and white signs which are used to show the established maximum and minimum speed limits. These signs may indicate special speed limits which apply at certain times, or under certain conditions, or to certain kinds of vehicles. You must not drive faster than the posted maximum speed limit nor slower than the posted minimum speed limit.

# 7: When being passed by another vehicle, you should:

When you are being passed, it is unlawful to increase your speed. Move to the right edge of your lane and keep your speed. If necessary, slow down to make the pass easier.

# 8: If you run off the pavement, you should:

If your vehicle should slip off the edge of the road, loose gravel, dirt or the edge of the pavement may tend to keep the vehicle from returning to the paved surface smoothly. If this happens:
  • Do not attempt to force the vehicle back onto the pavement by jerking the steering wheel.
  • Continue to drive with the wheels off the pavement and reduce speed.
  • Use the brakes gently.
  • When at a safe speed, turn the steering wheel to return to the pavement. Be prepared to make an immediate adjustment to remain in your traffic lane.

# 9: When can you drive off the pavement to pass another vehicle to the right?

You may pass a vehicle to the right only in certain situations, and only if you can do so safely. You may not drive your vehicle off the pavement or main traveled portion of the roadway to pass.

# 10: Red road reflectors on the pavement mark:

Red pavement markings or reflectors indicate a roadway that must not be entered or used.

If you are going the wrong way at night, the road reflectors will shine red in your headlights.

# 11: You just parked parallel to a curb. Your wheels must be within __________ of the curb.

When parallel parked, the vehicle's curbside wheels shall be within 12 inches of the curb (30 cm), or completely within the marked parking stall.

# 12: Before turning left or right, you must signal during the last:

When slowing down, stopping, turning or changing lanes, you must signal to let others know what you plan to do. You must signal every time, even when there are no other vehicles in sight.

Signals must be given for at least 100 feet before you change lanes, turn or stop. It is advisable to signal for a greater distance when driving at higher speeds.

Signals shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by signal lamps.

Hand signals must be used when the vehicle turn signals are not operating.

# 13: When passing a bicyclist, you should pass:

Leave at least three feet of space between your car and a bicyclist when passing.

When you pass a bicyclist, be patient. Slow down and pass only when it is safe. Do not squeeze the bicyclist off the road.

# 14: As you approach a roundabout, you should:

Slow down as you approach the roundabout. Each road approaching the roundabout is marked with a yield sign and may also have yield line markings on the pavement. A roundabout allows you to continue through without stopping at a STOP sign or a traffic signal.

# 15: Before entering or crossing a street from an alley:

Stop and yield when entering any public street or road from alley, driveway or farmyard.

# 16: Persons driving under the influence of alcohol are:

This is your problem as a driver, whether you drink or not.

Remember, the problem is not limited to the alcoholic or chronic drunk that drives. It involves everyone who uses alcohol to a lesser degree and drives.

# 17: If an intersection is blocked and you cannot drive through without stopping in the intersection:

Remember, you must not stop your vehicle within an intersection or a crosswalk. Never drive your vehicle into an intersection or a crosswalk unless there is space for your entire vehicle on the opposite side of the intersection or crosswalk.

# 18: When heavy rain reduces your visibility, you should reduce speed and:

When heavy rain reduces your visibility, reduce your speed and turn on your head lamps (low beam) so that others may see you.

# 19: How can you increase your field of vision when driving?

It is important to remember that increasing speed decreases your field of vision and puts you at greater risk of being involved in a crash. By slowing down, you will increase your field of vision.

# 20: If you are involved in a crash, you are required to:

If involved in an accident:
  • Stop immediately. Do not leave the scene of an accident without identifying yourself and rendering assistance.
  • If possible, move your vehicle off the travelled portion of the roadway.
  • Help the injured. If there are injuries, remember to call the nearest police agency. Ask for an ambulance if needed
  • Warn passing traffic.
  • Exchange information.

# 21: A traffic signal with a flashing yellow light means:

A yellow flashing signal means that you may proceed only with caution. Remember, you do not need to stop for a flashing yellow light, but you must slow down and be especially alert before entering the intersection.

# 22: If you need to turn around on a freeway, you should:

If for any reason you must proceed in the opposite direction, go to the next exit, leave the freeway and re-enter in the opposite direction.

Never cross the center divider of a freeway.

Never turn around on a freeway.

Never back up on a freeway.

# 23: What does this road sign mean?

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Traffic signal ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.

# 24: Who is responsible for the condition of the vehicle you are driving?

You are responsible for the condition of the vehicle you are driving even though you may not be the owner of the vehicle.

# 25: When you see a truck preparing for a right turn ahead, you should:

Large vehicles require more space for turning movements. Other drivers and highway users should allow the large vehicle driver additional space to make the maneuvers safely.

When near large vehicles, the drivers of other vehicles and other highway users should remain in a location where they can be seen by the driver of the large vehicle and where their view of other traffic is not blocked.

# 26: The best way to drive through a sharp curve is:

Slow to a proper speed before you enter a curve or begin a turn. Maintain a steady speed while in the curve or turn. Braking or an abrupt change of speed in a turn or curve can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

# 27: You should look carefully for bicyclists, especially when:

Look for and yield to bicyclists when crossing bike lanes or turning.

Look before you open your car door. It is a traffic violation to open a car door unexpectedly so as to create a hazard for moving traffic, including bicyclists.

# 28: Turning right against a solid red light:

A steady red light means that you must stop. After stopping, you may turn right except when a sign prohibits such movement. You must yield to all pedestrians and all vehicles when making such a turn. After stopping you may also turn left on a red light from a one-way street into a one-way street where traffic is moving to the left, except when a sign prohibits such movement.

# 29: You see a bus at a marked safety zone ahead. When are you allowed to drive through the safety zone?

A safety zone is the area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked as to be plainly visible.

Never drive through a pedestrian safety zone. It is prohibited by law.

# 30: When driving beside a motorcycle, you should:

Respect the vehicle space of a motorcycle and its position in traffic. Motorcycles are allowed the full width of a lane in which to maneuver. Refrain from sharing a lane with a motorcyclist. It is against the law.

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Hawaii Written Test for Driver License & Learner’s Permit

To get your first Hawaii Learner’s (Instructional) Permit or full driver license, you must pass a knowledge exam.

A 30-question test will check your knowledge of Hawaii traffic rules, safe driving, and road signs and signals. The passing score is 80%, which means you must correctly answer at least 24 of the 30 questions.

Should you fail your Hawaii knowledge test, you must wait 7 days before you can take it again.

The Hawaii Driver License Test in Summary

  Number of Questions:   30
  Correct answers:   24
  Passing score:   80%
  Test time:   30 minutes
  Days before you can retake:   7 days
  Available languages:   9
  Failure rate:   Not recorded

If You Are Under 18 Years

If you are under 18 years, Hawaii DMV will issue a learner’s permit before you can take a road test and earn a full and unrestricted driver license.

The learner’s permit and, later, the provisional license come with some driver restrictions. It is a good idea to fully understand the Hawaii graduated licensing system and which restrictions will apply to your permit.

If You Are 18 Years or Older

If you are 18 years (or older), you will still need to pass the knowledge test before you can take the road test. Questions on your test are basically the same as on the permit test.

After passing all necessary tests, DMV issues a full and unrestricted driver’s license – unless you applied for a permit.

Read the Hawaii Driver’s Manual

It is a good idea to get the latest version of the Hawaii Driver’s Manual when preparing for a driver’s license or learner’s permit. The manual has information about the most important rules and safe driving tips for a new driver. You will also find all answers to the test questions in this manual.

Give the manual serious attention and a lot of time. The more you use the manual, the better prepared for the test you will be.

Take All Practice Tests

Practice tests will help you prepare and learn faster. Our Hawaii practice tests are all designed for the State of Hawaii and aimed to make the real knowledge test easier.

If you disagree with an answer, always look up the facts in the Hawaii Driver’s Manual.

The manual is your best friend when studying for a new permit or driver’s license.


Hawaii Driver License Test Questions - Test 3
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