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Hawai'i Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Hawai'i -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Use of intoxicants while operating a vehicle (HRS Chapter 291-E)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Licensing (HRS section 286-102)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act (HRS Chapter 287)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Registration of vehicles (HRS section 286-41)
Illegal U-Turn Turning so as to proceed in the opposite direction (HRS section 291C-82)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accidents and Accident Reports (HRS sections 291C-11 to 291C-15)
Mechanical Violations Street rod vehicle requirements (HRS section 286-26.5)
Reckless Driving Reckless driving of vehicle (HRS section 291-2)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Obedience to and required traffic control devices (HRS section 291C-31)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Mandatory use of seat belts (HRS section 291-11.6
Child passenger restraints (HRS section 291-11.5)
Speeding Speed restrictions; basic rule (HRS section 291C-101)
Noncompliance with speed limit prohibited (HRS section 291C-102)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Street rod vehicle requirements (HRS section 286-26.5)

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