Traffic Safety & Driving Laws
- Motorcycles - All riders 17 years old and younger must wear a helmet.
- Bicycles - All riders under 16 years old must wear a helmet.
- Motor Scooter - Helmets are required for all riders 17 years old or younger.
Mobile Electronic Device (Cell Phone) Ban
All of the State of Hawaiʻi counties have enacted distracted driving laws. Avoid the use of electronic devices while driving.
Hawaiʻi’s Child Passenger Restraint Law
Hawaiʻi state law requires that all children under age 4 be restrained in a federally approved child safety seat. Children ages 4 through 7 ride in a booster seat or car seat any time they are in a vehicle. The only exceptions are for children taller than 4’9” or those riding in vehicles with lap-only seatbelts in rear seats. Driver’s not in compliance can be fined up to $500.
Seat Belt Law
Hawaiʻi state law requires the use of a seatbelt while driving. Driver’s not in compliance will be fined a $92 fine.