For Hawaii residents wishing to become driver, there are a number of steps they need to complete before getting an unrestricted driver’s license. Hawaii just like many other states has initiated the Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) program, under the program, applicants must achieve a few age- and driving experience-related milestones before they are issued with their full driver’s license. Obtaining an instructional permit is the first step under the GDL program, however, you will have to take and pass a written permit test before you obtain the permit.
If you are a new Hawaii resident, you will be required to meet the Hawaii’sDOTGDL program requirements before you obtain your instructional permit. Unfortunately, if you have a driver permit from your previous state, you will not be able to transfer it to Hawaii. This means that you will have to go through the whole process once again, which includes passing a written exam for you to obtain an instructional permit.
After gathering all the required documents you can bookan appointment with the DOT for your written permit test. The written permit test consists of 30 questions covering a number of topics which include: Hawaii traffic laws, road signs,vehicle safety, defensive driving, vehicle positioning, signaling and communicating to other drivers, parking, sharing the road, road signage, entering and exiting the freeway, lane use, and accident and emergency procedures.
It is important to study for the written permit test; you can do these by going through the Hawaii driver license manual. The manual will give a comprehensive knowledge off all you need to know about the questions in the written test. However there are other study materials like the online practice tests. A combination of the two will help you test your knowledge about the rules of the road in Hawaii, familiarize with the format of the actual exam and learn what it takes to pass the written test. In addition to the written permit test you will also need to take a vision screening test. When you pass these tests and pay the recommended fee you will be issued with your driver’s permit.