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Welcome to Hawaii! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in Hawaii. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
Hawaii does not have a point system, but traffic violations are still recorded on your driving record.
Do not use your high beam head lamps when approaching or following other vehicles.
You must use your headlights:
There is no specific law allowing or prohibiting headlight flashing.
The Open Container Law prohibits possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle, by any occupant of the vehicle, on any public highway or right of way, whether or not the vehicle is in motion.
Hawaii does not have a state law governing fines or use of traffic cameras for red light enforcement.
Speeding violations are subject to a $250 enhanced fine, whether or not workers are present.
Signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet (30 meters) in advance.
Hazard light use is permitted to warn other drivers that a vehicle is in a hazardous position on the roadway. Hazard light use is never permitted when the vehicle is in motion.
There is no specific law regarding minimum safe passing distance.
You may not drive off the roadway to pass on the right.
There are no statutory speed limit provisions listing specific speed limits. However, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed exceeding "the applicable State or county speed limit" by 30 mph or more, or 80 mph or more irrespective of the applicable State or county speed limit.