HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

826

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to the statewide traffic code.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 291C-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"291C-13 Accidents involving damage to vehicle or property. (a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle or other property that is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop [such] the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible, but shall forthwith return to, and in every event shall remain at, the scene of the accident until the driver has fulfilled the requirements of section 291C-14. Every [such] applicable stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary[.]; subject to subsection (b).

(b) If an accident as described in subsection (a) occurs on a roadway nearest a berm or shoulder, the driver shall stop on the berm or shoulder, return to the scene of the accident, and, if possible and safe to do so, assist other drivers involved in the accident in moving their vehicle or other property to the berm or shoulder as necessary; provided that this subsection shall not apply if at least one roadway separates the nearest berm or shoulder from the roadway that is the scene of the accident.

(c) For any violation under this section, a surcharge of up to $100 may be imposed, in addition to other penalties, which shall be deposited into the trauma system special fund."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Motor Vehicle Accidents; Property Damage

 

Description:

Requires the driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to another vehicle or property driven or attended by any person to stop the driver's vehicle on a berm or shoulder of a roadway and assist the other person in moving the other person's vehicle or other property to the berm or shoulder if the accident occurs on a roadway nearest that berm or shoulder.

 

 

 

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