Hawaii

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Hawaii. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Penalties

    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions
    .15 3 months After 30 days  

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for all convictions

    Other

    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
    Yes Yes Yes

     

  • Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 16.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    Under 4 yrs in child safety seat

    4-7 yrs in booster seat or child restraint

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    4-7 yrs and over 4'9" tall

    4-7 yrs and 40 lbs or over in rear seat can use lap belt if lap/shoulder bet unavailable

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $100

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law.

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers

    No

    Novice Drivers

    Drivers under 18. Primary law.

    Text Messaging Ban?

    All drivers. Primary law.

  • Drug Impaired Driving

    DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

    • None

    Marijuana-Specific Laws

    • Possession and Use: Legal for medical use
    • Impaired Driving: None
  • Mature Drivers

    Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

    8 years

    Provisions for Mature Drivers

    72 and over: renewal every 2 years

  • Motorcyclists

    Helmets required for all riders under 18. Universal helmet law repealed 1977.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law

    Primary

    Who Is Covered?

    Riders 8 and over

    In What Seat?

    All

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $112 (including administrative fees)

  • Sobriety Checkpoints

    Checkpoints are conducted weekly. Their legality is authorized by statute.

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    No state law or programs


    Red Light Cameras

    No state law or programs

  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving

    Rural Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    60 60

    Urban Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    60 60

    Other Limited Access Roads

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    55 55
  • Teen and Novice Drivers

    Full Privilege Minimum Age

    17 years

    Learner Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Minimum Duration (Months)

    Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)

    15 / 6 6 50 (10)

    Intermediate Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Nighttime Driving Restriction

    Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

    16 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. No more than 1 under 18
  • Work Zones

    Violations Affected

    Speeding

    Enhanced Penalties

    $250

    Workers Must Be Present?

    No

    Signs Must Be Present?

    No