Click It Or Ticket

May 22 – June 4, 2023 / National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization

Seat belts have been proven to be one of the best ways to save your life in a crash. Yet, many still don’t buckle up. Worse still, not wearing a seat belt is a habit that will pass on to impressionable youth who, in turn, will think it is safe to not buckle up.

In an effort to have motorists and passengers better protect themselves in the event of a motor vehicle crash, police statewide continue their efforts to issue citations to those violating the state seat belt and child passenger restraint laws. The cost of a ticket for not buckling up is $102 on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, and $112 on Kauai.

Hawaii’s universal seat belt law requires that all front and back seat motor vehicle occupants buckle up. Adults and children must use their seat belts and child restraints at all times. The child passenger restraint law requires children from birth through the age of ten years old to ride in an appropriate child safety seat or a booster seat when traveling in a motor vehicle. Violators could face fines of $100.00 or more, be required to attend a driver’s education class and pay additional surcharges.

For more information regarding child safety seats and the law, please click the link: Child Passenger Safety

Last updated on March 15, 2023