Hawaii DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 25 questions on the Hawaii DMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 20 correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official HI MC test.

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Which of the following may affect your riding strategy?

Thes are all examples of road and surface characteristics that will influence your riding strategy and escape routes. As you need to have a plan to reduce risks and an escape route in mind any time you spot a hazard, all of these things will impact your riding strategy as you move toward the hazard. For example; Guardrails mean you may not be able to swerve quickly to avoid an accident.

Which of the following is true about eye protection?

Eye protection is very important to use for motorcycle riders. If an object hits the eye, you can (1) lose your visions and (2) lose control over your vehicle as a result of the hit. Eye protection is useful in all weather conditions.

If the front tire goes flat, your steering will feel:

A flat front tire will make steering feel heavy. A flat front tire is more dangerous than a flat rear tire as it will affect your steering.

From the perspective of a car driver, why should you look carefully for motorcyclists when waiting to turn at an intersection?

Look carefully for motorcyclists at intersections or whenever entering a road, as they can be difficult to spot. Be extra careful if there are parked vehicles or other obstructions restricting your view.

Which of the following is TRUE?

You have to follow traffic rules even when riding a motorcycle, which includes not exceeding the speed limit. Passing must be completed within posted speed limits.

If you grab the font brake or jam down on the rear brake:

Do not jam down on the rear brake or forcefully grab the front brake. If you do, you're likely to cause the front or rear brakes to lock.

In which of the following situations is it especially important to flash your brake lights before slowing down?

Drivers behind may not expect you to slow down, so you want to give some sort of warning before coming to a stop. By gently tapping the brakes a few times you will activate the brake lights and give a queue to drivers behind that you intend to slow down. It's especially important to do this before slowing down where people may not expect you to slow down, or before any tight or fast turns off high-speed roads.

What can happen if you press in the clutch for an extended period while riding?

Riding with the clutch pressed in is called coasting. When coasting, you'll have reduced control over your vehicle and won't be able to use engine braking to help control your speed.

How will your steering be affected if your rear tire goes flat?

If your rear tire gos flat, the back of the motorcycle may sway or jerk from side to side. If the front tire goes flat, your steering will feel heavy.

Which statement is true regarding railroad crossings with STOP signs?

All vehicles MUST come to a complete stop when facing a STOP sign! After you have come to a complete stop, you may proceed across the tracks if they are clear of approaching trains.

Which of the following increases the risk of hydroplaning?

The tread depth is worn along with the tire, and less tread depth increases the risk of hydroplaning.

Which helmet offers the best protection to the back and sides of your head?

The full-face helmet offers the best protection in case of an accident, and it also provides the best coverage. Regardless of the type of helmet you select, it must fit snugly, be without any defects or loose parts, and be securely fastened on your head when you ride.

When you’re driving on a two-way street with a center turn lane:

Center turn lanes are there to ease left turns for vehicles from both directions. Don’t use it for passing!

Any time you approach an intersection:

To reduce your reaction time, you can cover the clutch and both brake levers in high-risk areas where you may have to act quickly. These areas include schools, construction zones, parking lots, and intersections. Increasing the following distance and slowing down is also a good idea, but they will only give you more time to react, not reduce your reaction time.

You can reduce your speed as you approach an intersection as well, but nothing says it has to be 20 mph. However, do not slow down a lot or change position when you are within the intersection as other drivers may think you are preparing to turn.

Which statement is true regarding braking?

As your brake lights glow, you indicate to traffic behind you that you are slowing down. This acts as a warning to other traffic that you intend to slow down, and gives them time to adjust their speed to avoid sharp braking.

Sharp braking can be dangerous as vehicles behind you may not react in time to avoid hitting you.

You're driving on a divided highway - what color is the left-most edge line?

A solid yellow line indicates the left-most edge of the road on divided highways and some one-way streets.

You pass your exit by mistake. What should you do?

Don’t stop or make any last-minute moves on a freeway. If you miss your exit, remain calm and take the next appropriate exit instead.

Should you always check your blind spot and mirrors before changing lanes?

Changing lanes without checking the blind spot is a common cause of side-swipe accidents. To avoid an accident, always signal and then check your mirrors and the blind spot before changing lanes.

The probability of a serious accident ____ if you drink and drive.

Drunk driving is one of the main causes of road fatalities. Alcohol affects your riding and driving abilities (such as your reaction time and judgment) and will make you overconfident. Intoxicated drivers will almost certainly collide at a higher speed than sober drivers.

Why is it especially important for motorcyclists to ride through the driver's blind spot as quickly as possible when passing?

Visibility is more critical for a motorcyclist than a vehicle driver. Motorcyclists passing another vehicle should be especially alert that they ride through the blind spot as quickly as possible. Remember that you are not permitted to exceed the posted speed limit.

Is the Hawaii Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

The written exam is only hard if you aren’t prepared for it. Zutobi’s material is uniquely designed to help you be highly prepared for your written exam so you can pass on your first try. Our lessons are broken down into bite-sized pieces and are accompanied by useful visuals to help you easily understand and remember all the information.

Pass Your Motorcycle Permit Exam with Zutobi

Zutobi offers several features to help you on your way to a passing score on your motorcycle permit exam. Here are ways our course can help you.

  • Our gamified approach to driver’s ed offers different learning levels that allow you to challenge your friends as you earn points and level-up.
  • From traffic signs and road rules, to traffic laws and safe driving techniques, we teach you everything you need to know in order to pass your test.
  • Test your knowledge with our motorcycle permit practice tests that are designed to simulate the real written exam.
  • Check your work and learn from your mistakes with the answers and explanations we provide to all of the multiple choice questions.

How Do I Get My Motorcycle License in Hawaii?

Once you have passed you motorcycle permit exam, here are your next steps:

  • If you have a valid State of Hawaii driver’s license, you can operate a moped. However, in order to operate a motorcycle or motor scooter on public roads, you must hold a valid Class 2 license.
  • If you are under the age of 18 you must hold your motorcycle instruction permit for 90 days before applying for your license.
  • In order to receive your motorcycle permit, you must pass a vision screening, a written motorcycle test, and a rules of the road written exam.
  • In order to receive your license, you must pass an on-bike motorcycle skills test. If you are under 18, you must also submit a Driver Education Certificate and a Behind the Wheel Motorcycle Certificate.
  • In order to take the on-bike skills test, you must have your own registered motorcycle, present a safety inspection form, hold a current insurance card, and have a DOT certified helmet.

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