Facts about "Jaywalking"
Did you know that there are people who think that it is okay to jaywalk?
Some people feel that it is inconvenient to use a marked crosswalk or to walk to the corner to cross the street. Some are in a rush and think that they can get across the street before the approaching vehicle reaches them. They assume that once they're on the roadway the driver of a vehicle can see them crossing. Others assume that jaywalking is allowed because they see other people doing it all the time. But it isn't.
Jaywalking is against the law
Jaywalking is against the law and is punishable by a fine of $130 for pedestrians who don't obey the law in the state of Hawaii.
What is Jaywalking?
Jaywalking is crossing the street outside of a crosswalk or away from a street corner.
Jaywalking is dangerous and deadly
Each year more than a dozen pedestrians are killed and hundreds more are injured while crossing Oahu streets. To avoid becoming a statistic, the HPD urges pedestrians to use crosswalks, obey crossing signals, and watch out for drivers who are distracted or who disregard traffic signals.
Inattention on the part of drivers and pedestrians can lead to deadly collisions that forever change the lives of everyone involved. Stay alert, stay alive.
Additional pedestrian violations
Pedestrian Entering Roadway on Red Signal (Pedestrian Obedience to "Don't Walk" Sign) = $130.00 fine.
Anyone who rides a bicycle on the street or bicycle path must obey the bicycle laws. Parents shouldn't knowingly permit their children to violate the laws.
291C-141: Effects of regulation
Bicyclists riding on the roadway have the same rights as vehicle drivers. Bicyclists also have to obey all applicable traffic laws.
291C-142: Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles
Persons riding bikes must ride on a regular attached seat. No packing allowed! Each person must have their own seat.
291C-143: Riding on bicycles
It's not only dangerous to hold onto a vehicle while riding a bike, on a skateboard, or similar toy... It's against the law!
291C-144: Clinging to vehicles
Bicycles on the roadway should ride in a single file near the right-hand curb or edge of roadway in the same direction as traffic. Be careful when passing vehicles parked on the side of the road.
291C-145: Riding on roadways and bikeways
You have to have one hand on the handle bars at all times. You can't carry anything that prevents you from using both hands to control your bicycle.
291C-146: Carrying articles
Persons under 16 years old must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
291C-150: Bicycle Helmets
Bicycle Safety Tips