Hawaii Online Driver Education

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Driver ed designed with you in mind

When teens are first learning to drive, they are highly receptive to important messages about the dangers of unsafe driving and driving while intoxicated. That is why it is so important for parents to get involved at this initial stage to ensure proper and thorough education to help set ground rules and instill good driving habits, as their teen takes on the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.

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Course Syllabus

Course Duration

This online driver education course is not timed.

Final Exam

The final exam is online and may be taken as many times as necessary until the student has scored 85% or better.


After you complete the course, we will send you a certificate of completion; however, it will not satisfy your state’s permit or licensing requirements and is intended for your records only.


  1. 1
    1.1 Course Description
    1.2 Welcome
    1.3 Account Navigation
    1.4 Course Objectives
    1.5 Important Reminder
    1.6 Course Requirements
  2. 2
    2.1 Preparing to Drive: Your Vehicle
    2.2 Vehicle Safety Matters
    2.3 Safety Equipment: Interior
    2.4 Seatbelts and Child Restraints
    2.5 Safety Equipment: Exterior
    2.6 Equipment Not Permitted
    2.7 Carbon Monoxide
    2.8 Vehicle Safety Maintenance
    2.9 Bumper Height Requirements
    2.10 Trailers, Towing, and Load
    2.11 Chapter Review
  3. 3
    3.1 Preparing to Drive: You the Driver
    3.2 Physical Conditions
    3.3 Drowsy Driving
    3.4 Emotions & Stress
    3.5 Road Rage
    3.6 Distracted Driving
    3.7 Characteristics of a Good Driver
    3.8 The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
    3.9 Chapter Review
  4. 4
    4.1 Alcohol, Drugs & the Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
    4.2 The Effects of Alcohol on Driving Ability
    4.3 The Effects of Drugs on Driving Ability
    4.4 Other Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
    4.5 The Price of Driving Under the Influence
    4.6 Ending Up Addicted
    4.7 Preventing Impaired Driving
    4.8 Chapter Review
  5. 5
    5.1 Traffic Controls
    5.2 Traffic Control Signals
    5.3 Pavement Markings: Lines and Lanes
    5.4 Crosswalks & Other Pavement Markings
    5.5 Traffic Signs Colors and Shapes
    5.6 Regulatory Signs
    5.7 Warning Signs
    5.8 School Zones
    5.9 Railroad Crossings & Drawbridges
    5.10 Construction & Maintenance Zones
    5.11 Chapter Review
  6. 6
    6.1 Driving Safely
    6.2 Basic Control Tasks: Starting
    6.3 Basic Control Tasks: Vehicle Operation
    6.4 Speed & Speed Limits
    6.5 Braking Distance
    6.6 Safe Following Distances
    6.7 Right-of-Way
    6.8 Intersections
    6.9 Making Turns
    6.10 Passing & Being Passed
    6.11 Parking
    6.12 Chapter Review
  7. 7
    7.1 Expressway Driving
    7.2 Introduction to Expressways
    7.3 Expressways: Entering & Merging
    7.4 Expressways: Lane Management
    7.5 Expressways: Safety & Special Conditions
    7.6 Expressways: Exiting
    7.7 Chapter Review
  8. 8
    8.1 Sharing The Road
    8.2 Vulnerable Road Users
    8.3 Sharing the Road with Pedestrians
    8.4 Sharing the Road with Bicycles
    8.5 Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
    8.6 Sharing the Road with Commercial Vehicles
    8.7 Sharing the Road with Other Vehicles
    8.8 Chapter Review
  9. 9
    9.1 Preventing and Handling Accidents
    9.2 Defensive Driving
    9.3 Escape Techniques
    9.4 Vehicle Emergencies
    9.5 Special Driving Situations
    9.6 Your Responsibilities After a Crash
    9.7 Chapter Review
  10. 10
    10.1 Your Driving Privilege
    10.2 Insurance Laws
    10.3 Graduated Licensing
    10.4 Motorcycle Licensing
    10.5 Losing Your License
    10.6 Chapter Review
  11. 11
    11.1 Road Trips and Vehicle Tips
    11.2 The Highway Transportation System
    11.3 Planning a Trip
    11.4 Using Maps
    11.5 Energy Efficiency
    11.6 Chapter Review
  12. 12
    12.1 Final Exam
    12.2 Final Exam Instructions


Hawaii Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses

DriverEdToGo.com is the leading drivers education course in the state of Hawaii. Our Hawaii online drivers ed program has everything that drivers need to earn DMV learner permits.

  • Various course settings
  • Quick processing of certificate of completion
  • Pay only if you complete the program
  • Audio instruction available
  • Opportunity for lower vehicle insurance rates
  • 24 hour technical and customer support

Hawaii Online Drivers Education and Licensing Procedures

The Hawaii driver’s licensing program starts with a graduated license format. Teen drivers are issued a graduated license, and there are some important things to remember to make sure that your application process goes smoothly.

Hawaii Lerner Permit or Instructional Permit

You can apply for an instructional permit when you are fifteen years and six months of age. This is also referred to as a Hawaii learner’s permit. You will need the following to apply:

  • Social security card and original birth certificate
  • Consent form signed by a guardian or parent
  • Personal identification sufficient for the Department of Transportation
  • Proof of your residential address
  • The five dollar instructional permit fee

You can apply at a local office if you have the previously mentioned items, and this includes taking any required tests. You will get your learner permit if you pass the tests, and you must carry your learner license whenever you are driving. You will be required to be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older, and this driver should sit next to you in the front passenger seat. Once you have had your learner permit for six months you can apply for an intermediate license.

Hawaii Intermediate or Provisional Driver License

You will need the following to apply:

  • A valid learner’s license from the state of Hawaii
  • Zero traffic violations within the previous six months
  • Thirty hours of completed classroom instruction with…
  • Six hours of training behind the wheel with a Department of Transportation certified instructor or…
  • Department of Transportation certified simulated drivers education course and two hours of training behind the wheel

Your next step involves taking a road test and passing this test will earn you a provisional driver’s license. You must hold your provisional license for a minimum of six months, and your record should be free of any traffic violations during this time. You can request a full license once you turn seventeen.

Penalties and Restrictions Regarding Teen Drivers

You must drive with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older as long as you are at the learner permit level. Your additional driver must sit up front in the passenger seat.
Restrictions Regarding an Intermediate License:

  • Keep your provisional license with you whenever you drive
  • Make sure that all vehicle occupants wear seat belts
  • Maintain a limit of one passenger under the age of eighteen unless your guardian or parent is with you
  • No driving between the hours of 11pm and 5am unless…
  • You have a guardian or parent with you
  • You are driving from your place of employment—you must have your job hour verification and employer information at hand
  • You are traveling from a verifiable school activity

Your driver’s license will be suspended if you have a violation at this point, and the suspension will last for three months. Further violations will result in a revocation period of six months, but all of the teen driving restrictions will be removed once you turn eighteen.

Hawaii Financial Obligation and Auto Insurance Laws

Your driver license entitles you to drive, but you will need liability coverage as well. The minimum amount of coverage should include:

  • $10,000 to cover personal injury
  • $20,000 per individual
  • $40,000 to cover property damage

You could receive a fine if you are found driving without mandatory liability insurance. Your learner permit or provisional license will be suspended if you are involved in an automobile accident and cannot provide any proof of insurance.

Cell Phone, Text Messaging, and Drunk Driving Laws

New drivers should make every effort to learn about Hawaii cell phone, text messaging, and drunk driving laws.

A first conviction includes the following penalties:

  • Driver license suspension lasting ninety days
  • A fine of $150 to $1,000
  • An extra $500 fine if a child under age fifteen was in your vehicle
  • A mandatory alcohol education or substance abuse program
  • 72 work hours of community service
  • Jail sentence of two to five days

Any further incidents of driving while under the influence will lead to more jail time, fines, community service, and driver license suspension or revocation.

Hawaii law requires you to use a hands-free cell phone device if you need to talk on the phone while driving. Failure to follow this law may result in a $150 fine.

Online Drivers Education

You must take an approved drivers education course if you want to apply for a provisional license. The Hawaii Department of Transportation maintains a list of many approved drivers education courses.

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