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Turn Your Lights On… It’s the Law (Evening, Early Morning and Inclement Weather Conditions)

Editors note… who call’s these buggahs Headlamps?  I always have called them my Head Lights or High beams or Low Beams.

Media Release:

The Hawai’i Police Department would like to remind the public about the law regarding the use of headlamps while operating a vehicle during the evening, early morning hours and inclement weather conditions. The use of headlamps on motor vehicles is not only recommended for safety and visibility, it is the law.

Hawai’i County Code Section 24-34 requires that “Every vehicle upon a highway within the County at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of five hundred feet ahead shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices.”

Motor vehicle operators violating this section can be cited under the above mentioned section and subject to a fine of $57.

The police are reminding motorists that during inclement weather conditions using safety precautions such as the use of headlamps will assist in preventing motor vehicle crashes and ensure that the roadways remain as safe as possible during travel.

Cell Phone and Driving Law… A Twist No One Probably Knows About!

I just noticed from the latest Hawaii County Police Commission Meeting Minutes (Chief’s Report)  that there is a twist in the cell phone and driving law.

If you are pulled over and on the phone… YOUR ENGINE MUST BE OFF OR YOU CAN STILL BE CITED FOR A TICKET.

“…Regarding the cell phone ban, when pulled over to use the phone, the vehicle’s engine must be turned off. The commission asked that they put out a press release about this…”