Instruction Permit – An instruction permit allows you to operate a motor vehicle when supervised by another driver who is at least 21 years of age and who is licensed to drive that type of vehicle.
Provisional license – If you are under the age of 18, you must operate on a provisional license for at least 6 months before being eligible for a class 3 driver's license.
Moped license (class 1) – You must have a class 1 license to operate a moped on Hawaii highways.
Motorcycle license (class 2) - You must have a class 2 license to operate a motorcycle on Hawaii highways.
Driver's License (class 3) – To get a class 3 license, you must be at least 17 years old.
Larger Class License – Other class licenses are required if you drive certain types of vehicles.
Tests to Take for Hawaii Driver's license or Instruction permit
You will need to take and pass the following tests when you apply for a driver's license or instruction permit:
a. Rules of the Road Test
b. Vision Test
c. Recognition of traffic control devices.
You must pass these knowledge written tests before you are allowed to take the driver performance road test
Sample Test Questions
GENERAL TEST QUESTIONS
1. When you take a road test for a driver’s license:
a. You must provide the vehicle.
b. The vehicle must be in safe operating condition free of safety defects.
c. You must be accompanied to the testing station by a licensed driver.
d. All of the above.
2. When you change your address you must notify the County Examiner of drivers:
a. In writing, within 30 days.
b. In writing, within 10 days.
c. In person, within 10 days.
d. By telephone, within 30 days.
3. When you change your name you must notify the County Examiner of drivers in person with proof of the change within:
a. 60 days.
b. 20 days.
c. 10 days.
d. 30 days.
4. When driving a vehicle upon any public street or highway you must:
a. Show your driver's license upon demand.
b. Carry your license with you.
c. Have a valid driver’s license.
d. All of the above.
5. When your driver’s license expires you may:
a. Drive during the grace period of 90 days.
b. Drive as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver.
c. You may not drive but you may renew your driver’s license within a year after the expiration following normal license renewal steps.
d. Drive to and from work only.
6. All head lamps on your vehicle must work properly and be correctly adjusted:
a. When driving in city traffic.
b. At all times.
c. When driving on freeways.
d. When approaching other vehicles.
7. Which of the following equipment may you have installed on your private vehicle?
a. A red light showing the front, or a blue light visible outside of the vehicle.
b. A bell, exhaust whistle or siren.
c. A muffler cut-out or by pass if used only on country roads.
d. None of the above.
8. A copy of the vehicle inspection certificate:
a. Should be kept in the vehicle.
b. Filed with your State income tax return.
c. Be kept in a safe place in the home
d. Will be sent to you by the County Department of Finance.
9. The mechanical condition of the vehicle is the responsibility of:
a. The legal owner of the vehicle.
b. The garage mechanic.
c. The vehicle driver and registered owner of the vehicle.
d. The insurance company.
10. A leaky exhaust system in your vehicle is dangerous because it can cause:
a. A loss of hearing.
c. Carbon monoxide poisoning.
d. Poor engine performance.
11. The agencies responsible for Vehicle Registration and Licensing are:
a. The County Police Departments.
b. The County Departments of Public Works.
c. The State Department of Transportation.
d. The different county agencies.
12. When you as a registered owner of a vehicle change your address from that shown on the registration certificate you:
a. Must notify the County Department of Finance when renew-ing the license.
b. Must notify the County Department of Finance within 30 days after the change.
c. Must make the change only when selling or trading the car.
d. Do not have to do anything.
13. The most important thing in any driving situation is:
a. The vehicle.
b. The environment (the highway and traffic).
c. The driver (you).
d. The time of day.
14. The boss chews you out just before quitting time. You don't say much, but you think he is unfair and you are angry! When you get to your car you should:
a. Play the radio loud so you won’t think about it.
b. Drive fast on the Interstate so you can let off steam.
c. Take a few minutes to cool off before you drive home.
d. Stop in at your favorite bar and have a few drinks before driving home.
15. As a driver, you may be challenged by other drivers to demonstrate your driving capabilities and your vehicle's capabilities on the highway. You should:
a. Resist the desire to exhibit and compete.
b. Decline all challenges to prove you or your vehicle’s capabilities.
c. Take on only those challenges which you know you can safely win.
d. Both 1 and 2 above.
16. To insure that your physical condition does not cause you to drive in an unsafe manner you should:
a. Keep physically fit and have regular physical examinations.
b. Know the effect of any medicine on your driving ability.
c. Drive within your physical limitations.
d. All of the above.
17. A police officer directing traffic directs you to go through a red light, what should you do?
a. Stop, and then go. 3. Go on as directed.
b. Wait for the green light. 4. Make a right turn.
18. Which of the following influences your driving actions most?
a. Your height. 3. Your attitude towards driving.
b. Your age. 4. Your reaction time.
19. Traffic signs and pavement markings must be:
a. Always obeyed.
b. Used as a guide only.
c. Followed only when there is other traffic.
d. Followed only when a police officer is present.
20. You are driving on a narrow road and you meet an oncoming vehicle. You must:
a. Pull completely off the road and stop.
b. Allow the on-coming vehicle at least one-half of the main travelled portion of the road.
c. Make the other vehicle pull over as you were there first.
d. Turn on your headlights to make sure the other vehicle sees you.