- ALWAYS USE A MARKED CROSSWALK.
- MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH DRIVERS. LOOK LEFT, RIGHT, AND LEFT AGAIN
- WEAR BRIGHT, WHITE, OR REFLECTIVE CLOTHING
- Do not “jaywalk”. Always cross at a crosswalk.
- When crossing at a crosswalk
- You may only cross the street when the walking figure is illuminated and is a steady signal.
- When the flashing “red hand” is displayed, do NOT start crossing the street. Finishing crossing the street if you are already in the crosswalk.
- When there is a steady “red hand” displayed, DON’T WALK. Remain at the curb. Push the pedestrian button and wait for the walk signal.
- Don’t start crossing when there is a “count down” next to the “red hand.” Continue across the street and finish crossing within the time displayed.
- The Law
- If you cross at a crosswalk when a steady hand is displayed or when there is a flashing signal, $130 fine
- “Jaywalking”, $130 fine
- No pedestrian may enter/cross ANY roadway closed to pedestrian traffic, $130 fine
- Vehicles MUST stop for pedestrians in same half of the roadway, $130 fine
- A moped is considered a vehicle – you are expected to follow all traffic laws
- You need to get a license for your moped – it is the same license as required for bikes and is available at City Hall and Satellite City Hall
- Parking – you can park at bike racks; however, you have to be sure your moped is actually chained to the bike rack
- Make sure your lock is attached to bike rack
- Wear a helmet
- Do not weave between cars, it is unsafe and not allowed when properly following traffic laws
These Pedestrian Safety Tips are adapted from a publication from the Honolulu Police Department, www.honolulupd.org