Frequently Asked Questions
What is the fine for drivers who
violate the new crosswalk law?
The fine for drivers who
do not stop for pedestrians is $97.
What is the fine breakdown for drivers?
For section 291C-72(a) the fine is $50, plus $40 for the
administration costs, plus $7 for driver's education, total $97.
What is the fine for pedestrians who
The fine for pedestrians
What is the
fine breakdown for pedestrians who jaywalk?
The fine is $40 plus $30
for administrative fees.
Will I receive
a ticket for crossing against the light?
Yes Section 291C-32(2)(B),
pedestrians facing a steady yellow
signal, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal
provided in section 291C-33, are thereby advised that there is
insufficient time to cross the roadway before a red indication
shown and no pedestrian shall then start to cross the roadway.
In section 291C-32(3)(D), states unless otherwise directed by a
pedestrian-control signal as provided in section 291C-33,
pedestrians facing a steady red signal alone shall not enter the
states don't Walk or Upraised Palm. No
pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of
signal, whether flashing or steady, but any pedestrian who has
partially completed the pedestrian's crossing on the Walk or
Walking Person signal shall complete the crossing to a sidewalk
safety island while the Don't Walk or upraised palm signal is
What do I do if I'm in the crosswalk
and the "don't walk" signal begins to flash.
If you're already in the crosswalk when the "don't walk" signal
begins to flash, you are not violating the law and should finish
crossing the street.
Will I receive a ticket for not
stopping for a pedestrian on the sidewalk waiting to cross?
No. The law does not require a motorist to stop for a
pedestrian on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street. The
pedestrian must be crossing within the crosswalk.
Will I receive
a ticket for not stopping for a jaywalker?
Although the law only pertains to crosswalks, the
motorist may be
cited for other violations. Section 291C-73(a) says that a
pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a
marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an
intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon
However, in Section 291C-74 HRS, it says
that the driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give
warning by sounding the driver's horn when necessary and shall
exercise proper precaution upon observing any child.
So the answer is that although the
motorist will not be cited for Section 291C-72(a), they may be
cited for other violations.