FREE Practice Test Sections

The official Hawaii Driver’s Manual is the basic source for the questions you will find on’s FREE Practice Test and on the actual written drivers test as well. In order to avoid reading the entire driver’s manual, you are recommended to begin by reviewing our simplified Study Guide. This guide was created as an easier way for you to learn everything you need to know about road rules, traffic signs and signals, parking, and safety. After that, you can test yourself using our FREE sample practice test which will enable you to pass the written knowledge exam on test day.

Become Familiar with Traffic Laws

Drivers who want to become safer and more responsible participants in traffic need to know all traffic laws in order to prevent accidents and successfully pass the DMV written drivers test. Prior to heading to the HI DMV office, you are advised to take the Sample Practice Test at home and check your knowledge on traffic laws. That will help you realize where you often make mistakes so that you can review the sections before taking the written knowledge exam.

Recognize Traffic Signs

As a driver on the public roads of Hawaii, you need to recognize traffic signs. They are usually placed on the side of the road and can be found in different shapes and colors. Your responsibility is to understand them in order to become a safer driver. The written drivers exam has questions on traffic signs, including:

  • Traffic sign colors and shapes.
  • Traffic sign identification and meanings.
  • Placards and warning signs.
  • Signs for turns at intersections.

Use the Study Guide and Free Sample Practice Test to learn how to use traffic signs.

Obey Traffic Signals

Traffic signals have a significant role in traffic life and are just as important as traffic signs. You need to learn them before taking a written drivers test. advises you to check your knowledge by first taking our Free Practice Tests and then moving on to the official Hawaii DMV written exam.

Familiarize Yourself with Pavement Markings

When operating a motor vehicle, drivers are required to understand and obey pavement markings as well as traffic signs and signals. By taking the sample practice test, you will be able to check your level of knowledge on pavement markings such as:

  • Centerlines
  • Single broken yellow lines
  • Double solid yellow lines
  • No passing lines
  • Lane markings
  • Single dashed white lane lines
  • Single solid white lines
  • Double solid white lines
  • Red pavement markings
  • Edge lines
  • Stop lines
  • Crosswalk lines
  • Two-way left turn channelization markings
  • Obstruction markings
  • Directional markings
  • Railroad crossing markings
  • Traffic island markings

Drive Carefully in Inclement Weather

The inclement weather conditions in Hawaii may often cause accidents and injuries on the roads. Therefore, the Hawaii written drivers exam includes questions on how to operate a motor vehicle in conditions such as rain or fog. The following topics are covered on the free sample test:

  • Engine breakdown
  • Jammed gas pedals
  • Wet brakes or brake failure
  • Tire blowout or power failure
  • Driving in foggy weather with limited visibility
  • Driving on wet roads, due to rain or snow
  • Drifting, skidding and hydroplaning

DMV Driving Exam Study Checklist recommends you follow this five-step written drivers exam study checklist when you are getting ready for the test:

  1. Review the official Hawaii Driver’s Manual: The Hawaii written drivers exam contains questions taken out of specific chapters from the driver’s manual. Therefore, you need to review the chapters on traffic laws, signs and signals, parking, and driving safety.
  2. Take the Driver’s License Sample Test – Take the sample test in order to see what the actual drivers knowledge test will be like.
  3. Read the Study Guide: Purchase our in-depth Study Guide and read it thoroughly, because it contains only the most important information you need to know for the written drivers exam.
  4. Try out the Premium Practice Tests: Use the Premium Practice Test to help you reach a high score on the actual drivers knowledge test.
  5. Take the written knowledge test: Once you reach a score of 90% or higher on the practice test, you may head out to the closest Hawaii DMV office and take the written drivers test.

Getting Your Driver’s License

Residents of Hawaii who want to get a learner’s permit or a driver’s license need to pass a written knowledge exam. But to get your Hawaii driver’s license, you will also have to complete the following tasks:

  1. Read the Hawaii Driver’s Manual.
  2. Take the Free Practice Test.
  3. Use the Study Guide and review once more the subjects you knew the least.
  4. Take the practice driving exam as many times as you want or until you reach a score of at least 90%.
  5. Gather the required documents for a driver’s license.
  6. Take the official DMV written drivers exam.
  7. Pass a vision screening exam.
  8. Pass a road skills driving test.
  9. Submit the needed documentation and payment for the fees.
Last updated on Thursday, June 7 2018.