HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO TRAFFIC SAFETY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 291C-123, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§291C-123 Driving or parking
upon bikeway; parking penalty. (a) No person shall drive any
vehicle other than a bicycle [
or moped] upon a bicycle lane or bicycle
path, except upon a permanent or authorized temporary driveway, or park any
vehicle upon a bicycle lane or bicycle path; provided that any vehicle may be driven
or parked in a bicycle lane or bicycle path as applicable if:
(1) It is in the process of executing a legal turn, lane change, or parking maneuver;
(2) It is an authorized emergency vehicle performing the functions under section 291C-26;
(3) It is an official federal, state, or county vehicle in the performance of its actual duty;
(4) It is a stalled or broken vehicle;
(5) It is necessary to assist a stalled or broken vehicle;
(6) It is necessary to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle pursuant to section 291C-65; or
(7) It is otherwise provided by law."
person violating the [
parking prohibition in subsection (a)] prohibitions
in this section shall be fined not more than $500."
SECTION 2. Section 291C-145, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (f) to read as follows:
"(f) The director of transportation by
rule and the counties by ordinance may with respect to bikeways under their
respective jurisdictions restrict or prohibit the use of such bikeways by
.]; provided that any such restriction or prohibition complies
with the requirements of section 291C-197."
SECTION 3. Section 291C-197, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§291C-197 Driving mopeds on bicycle
lanes and paths[
.]; prohibited. (a) [ Wherever bicycle
lanes are provided on the roadway, moped drivers shall use such bicycle lanes.]
No moped driver shall operate a moped on a bicycle lane or use a bicycle
(b) The director of transportation by rule and
the counties by ordinance [
may] shall with respect to bicycle
paths and bicycle lanes under their respective jurisdictions [ restrict
or] prohibit the use of such bicycle paths or bicycle lanes by
mopeds. Signs clearly visible to an ordinarily observant person indicating the
[ restriction or] prohibition shall be placed along bicycle paths and
bicycle lanes so designated and every moped driver shall obey the directions
(c) This section shall not apply to a
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Traffic Safety; Bicycle Path; Mopeds
Prohibits the use of mopeds on bicycle lanes and bicycle paths. (HB2760 HD1)
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