Practice Tests for New Hawaii Drivers

When preparing for the written knowledge exam, you are advised to use the DMV.com Study Guide, since it contains the most important pieces of information from the Hawaii Driver Manual. In the study bundle, you will also find Practice Tests that can be used as a way to examine your knowledge before the day of the actual driver test. Both the Practice Test and the Study Guide are the essential tools that will lead you to success when taking the DMV written knowledge exam for the first time.

Practice Tests for New Hawaii Drivers

Did You Know? The Hawaii DMV reports that 45% of test takers pass the DMV drivers exam on their first try.

In order to pass the DMV exam on the first time, simply follow the study regimen outlined below.

How to Pass the Hawaii Written Driver's Test

Learning the DMV test material confidently and effectively just takes a proper regimen. Review the appropriate steps to take when the time comes to begin your driver studies:

  1. When you are ready to begin the preparation process for the written drivers exam, you will need to read the chapters on road rules and traffic signs from the Hawaii Driver Manual.
  2. After that, the DMV.com Study Guide will help you review what you have learned from the manual.
  3. Your next step should be testing your knowledge by taking the DMV.com practice drivers test.

Take the Sample Practice Test online now and see for yourself the type of questions that you will see on the official written drivers test. Taking the Practice Drivers Test and checking your knowledge on Hawaii road rules will get you prepared for the exam day.

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Road Rules to Study

Our Study Guide features only the most important driving topics discussed in the Hawaii Driver Handbook. In order to prepare efficiently for your DMV exam, review the below:

  • Traffic Laws, ordinances, rules and regulations
  • Accident procedures
  • Safe Driving Techniques
  • Pedestrian safety

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

DMV.com advises you begin with the preparation for the written drivers exam by reading the Hawaii Driver Manual, and learning the important traffic laws and road rules. In order to successfully pass the exam, use our study tools, which consist of the DMV.com Study Guide and Practice Test.

The DMV.com Study Guide covers all the important information from the driver’s manual. Don't forget that you also have unlimited access to the online Practice Driving Test. Take our Driver Practice Test, and see which subjects require additional preparation before taking the official DMV written drivers test.

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Knowing When to Take the Hawaii Driving Test

A score of 90 percent or more on the DMV Practice Test means that you are ready to take the written knowledge test at the closest Hawaii DMV office. However, you might want to be prepared for the situation when your score is lower than 90 percent. That only means that you must continue practicing and reviewing the Study Guide until you feel like you are ready to take the official written drivers exam.

Test Day Tips

As you begin to feel confident in your DMV studies, the time will come to book your appointment for Test Day. As you prepare for you written drivers test at the HI DMV, keep the following in mind:

  1. The Hawaii written drivers test consists of 30 questions. You must get at least 24 questions (80%) correct for a passing score.
  2. The cost to get a driver’s license in Hawaii ranges from $5 (Honolulu County) to $10 (Hawaii, Kauai and Maui Counties). This includes the fee for the written drivers test.
  3. To take the official Hawaii written driving exam, you must be at least 15-and-half years old.
  4. You must go at a HI DMV office in person to submit a learner’s permit application and take the written drivers test.
  5. Drivers can retake the Hawaii written drivers license test after seven days.

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DMV Checklist

You are required to take the written drivers license test the same day as when you apply for your learner’s permit or your driver's license. Depending on your age and the type of drivers license you apply for, the requested documents may differ. Generally, the required documents include:

  • A completed Hawaii Driver’s License Application that needs to be notarized in your county and signed by your parent or legal guardian
  • Proof of identity, legal name and date of birth:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Valid U.S. passport
  • Proof of Social Security number:
    • Medicare ID Card
    • W-2 form
    • Pay stub
  • Proof of legal presence:
    • Permanent Residence ID Card
    • Temporary Resident ID Card
    • Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization
    • Valid and unexpired US or foreign passport
  • Two proofs of principal residence:
    • A current valid Hawaii driver’s license
    • Vehicle registration or title
    • A current voter registration card
    • Utility bill with applicant's name and address
    • Checking or savings account statement
    • Payroll check or check stub issued by an employer
    • Mail from a government or medical entity
  • Name change:
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Divorce Decree
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Court Documents

Test Languages

The Hawaii written driving test is only available to take in English.

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

Hawaii DMV now offers driver’s licenses to both documented and undocumented immigrants living in the state. Non-US citizens are required to provide documents proving their identity and HI residency, in order to get a learner’s permit or a driver's license. Accepted documents are listed below:

  • Passport:
    • Original I-20 showing your entry to the U.S. If you lost your original I-20 you should apply for a replacement I-20 and the new I-20 will be reprinted with a notation of “Replace Lost I-20”. The DMV may collect copies of all your documents and send for review to DHS.
    • I-94 print out
  • Two documents as proof of residency:
    • Lease agreement with address, name and signature of the landlord
    • Utility bill
    • Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university dated within 12 months prior to application
    • Renter’s insurance policy

After the Written Test

After successfully passing the Hawaii written drivers exam, the next step is to pass a road test. Fortunately, if you fail the road test on your first try, you will have another chance to take the road test. However, DMV.com supports you in practicing driving behind the wheel as often as possible before scheduling your Hawaii DMV road skills test appointment.

Additionally, you will need to pass a vision test with a visual acuity of 20/40 with or without glasses.

Note that in order to be issued a Hawaii driver's license, all applicants must complete 50 hours of supervised practice driving with 10 hours driven at night.

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