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Does Hawaii have any strange driving laws, like you folks drive on the left side of the road?

-- Val Morim (, January 23, 1999


Kids can get their license at 15. Drinking and driving used to be popular, but with new laws and road blocks, it is down. Last year drinking related accidents/deaths dropped. A DUI legal drunk is .8 in your blood. As for driving versus public transportation, like most other places, most people drive their own car. There hase been major pushes to use public transportation and car pooling to ease rush hour traffic, but it hasn't worked too well.

-- Roy Inouye (, January 24, 1999.

Not really. There is an open container law in which the friver can get fined 1000 and each passenger is 500. You can't drink in cars. The police are pretty lenient on this,but if they suspect you of drinking and driving, they could pull you over for an open container. Sly law because it covers a Mcdonalds coke in which you could put rum in. DUI is for .8%. There is also a seat belt law in which people in the front seat have to wear a seat belt.

-- Wally Evans (, January 23, 1999.

What is the legal age of driving? How about drinking? Is it pretty popular for people to be drunk on the roads in Hawaii? Is it easier to get around in a vehicle or do most people depend upon local transit opportunities?

-- Anne Higgins (, January 24, 1999.

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