Motor Vehicle Law

Primary Sources

  1. Chapters 286-294-Motor Vehicles
    Hawaii Revised Statutes [KFH30 1993 A2]
    Hawaii Revised Statutes Annotated [KFH30 A4]
  2. Chapter 15-Traffic Code
    Revised Ordinances of Honolulu [DESK KFX1512 A35]
  3. Chapter 24-Vehicles and Traffic & Traffic Schedules
    Hawai‘i County Code [DESK KFX1483]
  4. Chapters 16 and 17-Traffic Doe & Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations
    Kauai County Code [DESK KFX1610 A35]
  5. Chapter 10-Vehicles and Traffic
    Code of the County of Maui [DESK KFX1819 A35]
  6. Hawai‘i Civil Traffic Rules
    Hawai‘i Rules of Court [DESK KFH529 A2 2004]
  7. eCourt Kokua
    View traffic violation case information in Hawai‘i for individuals or businesses.

Secondary Sources

    • Encyclopedias
      1. American Jurisprudence, 2d [KF154 A42]
        Subject Heading: Automobiles and Highway Traffic
      2. Corpus Juris Secundum [KF154 C81]
        Subject Heading: Motor Vehicles
      3. Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law [REF KF387 G13]
        Subject Heading: Automobiles
        Available at SCLL. Electronic version available through Hawaii State Public Library System.
      4. West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 2d[KF154 W52]
        Subject Heading: Automobiles
        Available at SCLL. Electronic version available through Hawaii State Public Library System.
    • Manuals

Motor Vehicle Law (Oceana’s Legal Almanac Series) [KF209 L52 J31 no. 51]
Brief summaries of topics relating to the motor vehicle and traffic laws of various states. Easy to read text with charts and a glossary in the back.

  • Finding Aids/Indexes
    1. Hawaii Digest [KFH57 H31] and Westlaw
      Topic: Automobiles
      Key Numbers: §1-426, 48ak1-426
    2. LegalTrac
      Search subject terms: Motor Vehicles
  • Internet Resources
    1. Traffic Cases
      Brief summaries of the law regarding selected traffic cases from the Hawai‘i State Judiciary website.
    2. Nolo.com
      From the Get Informed pull-down menu, click on “Accidents & Injuries”
    3. Findlaw.com
      Click the “Traffic Violations” link