THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2508

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

 

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-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"291C-12 Accidents involving death or serious bodily injury. (a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in serious bodily injury to or death of any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then 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 stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

(b) Any person who violates subsection (a) shall be guilty of a class B felony.

(c) The license or permit to drive and any nonresident operating privilege of the person so convicted shall be revoked.

(d) For any violation under this section, a surcharge of $500 shall be imposed, in addition to any other penalties, and shall be deposited into the neurotrauma special fund.

(e) For any violation under this section, a surcharge of up to $500 may be imposed, in addition to other penalties, which shall be deposited into the trauma system special fund.

(f) For purposes of this section, "accident" includes a collision."

SECTION 2. Section 291C-12.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"291C-12.5 Accidents involving substantial bodily injury. (a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in substantial bodily injury to any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then 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 stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

(b) Any person who violates subsection (a) shall be guilty of a class C felony.

(c) For any violation under this section, a surcharge of $250 shall be imposed, in addition to any other penalties, and shall be deposited into the neurotrauma special fund.

(d) For any violation under this section, a surcharge of up to $250 may be imposed, in addition to other penalties, which shall be deposited into the trauma system special fund.

(e) For purposes of this section, "accident" includes a collision."

SECTION 3. Section 291C-12.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"291C-12.6 Accidents involving bodily injury. (a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then 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 stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

(b) Any person who violates subsection (a) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(c) For any violation under this section, a surcharge of $100 shall be imposed, in addition to any other penalties, and shall be deposited into the neurotrauma special fund.

(d) 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.

(e) For purposes of this section, "accident" includes a collision."

SECTION 4. 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 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 stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. 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.

(b) For purposes of this section, "accident" includes a collision."

SECTION 5. Section 291C-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"291C-14 Duty to give information and render aid. (a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or damage to any vehicle or other property which is driven or attended by any person shall give the driver's name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle the driver is driving, and shall upon request and if available exhibit the driver's license or permit to drive to any person injured in the accident or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in the accident and shall give such information and upon request exhibit such license or permit to any police officer at the scene of the accident or who is investigating the accident and shall render to any person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying, or the making of arrangements for the carrying, of the person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary, or if such carrying is requested by the injured person; provided that if the vehicle involved in the accident is a bicycle, the driver of the bicycle need not exhibit a license or permit to drive.

(b) In the event that none of the persons specified is in condition to receive the information to which they otherwise would be entitled under subsection (a), and no police officer is present, the driver of any vehicle involved in the accident after fulfilling all other requirements of section 291C-12, 291C-12.5, or 291C-12.6, and subsection (a) of this section, insofar as possible on the driver's part to be performed, shall forthwith report the accident to the nearest police officer and submit thereto the information specified in subsection (a).

(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.

(d) For purposes of this section, "accident" includes a collision."

SECTION 6. New statutory material is underscored.


SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Statewide Traffic Code; Accident; Collision

 

Description:

Clarifies that the term "accident" includes a collision for purposes of certain provision of the statewide traffic code.

 

 

 

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