Hawaii Motorcycle Laws - View All States Motorcycle Laws
We have put together a simple list of the primary Hawaii state motorcycle laws to help you when traveling through Hawaii on a motorcycle. These Hawaii motorcycle laws where confirmed accurate as of the time of publishing and are provided to you as a reference only. For Hawaii's complete motorcycle laws, please visit the Hawaii state Motor Vehicle website.

Safety Helmet: No person shall: Operate a motorcycle or motor scooter, on any highway in the State unless the person and any passenger the person carries on the motorcycle or motor scooter wears (A) safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield, in the case of a motorcycle or motor scooter that is not equipped with windscreens or windshields; and (B) any other protective devices, other than a safety helmet, required by rules and regulations adopted by the state director of transportation. . . . No person less than eighteen years of age shall operate or ride as a passenger on a motorcycle or motor scooter on any highway in the State unless the person wears a safety helmet securely fastened with a chin strap.
Eye Protection: Not Required
Passenger Age: Prohibits passengers under age 7
Helmet Speakers: No Restrictions
Mirrors: One required by law
Headlight: No restrictions
Turn Signals: Not Required
Handlebars: Maximum of 15" above seat
Muffler: Exhausts can't be modified, altered, or reparied in such a way that the noise emitted by the vehicle is inreased above that emitted by the vehicle as originally equipped from the factory.
Noise Restrictions: Maximum allowable A-weighted sound levels range from 61dBA to 91dBA based on measurements taken from 20-50 feet at speeds ranging from 25-60mph.
Riding Two Abreast in Lane: Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic. (a) All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. This subsection shall not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.
Lane Splitting: Hawaii doesn’t technically allow lane splitting or filtering, but they do allow shoulder surfing as an alternative to the two. Motorcyclists can ride on the shoulder of the road to pass stopped vehicles as long as the road has two lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction.
Insurance: Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(20/40/10) - 15% insurance discount for graduates of rider education program.

These state motorcycle laws very verified as current at the time they were published on this page. Some laws may have been changed or repealed and new laws may have be added. Check with state and/or local authorities for the most up to date laws and regulations.