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Helpful Driving Tips for exploring Maui,
Maui Driving Laws

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You’re on vacation… so… slow down – take it easy – relax – you’ll get there – there’s plenty of time
 
USE SEAT BELTS – It’s The Law: USE SEAT BELTS. IT’S THE LAW: This law applies to all front seat passengers, not just the driver. The police are actively enforcing this law and you will be issued a ticket if you or your passenger are not wearing them.  Child seats are required for children 4 and under, and between the ages of 4 through 7 a booster seat is required whenever traveling in a motor vehicle.
RIGHT ON RED Right turn on a red light is permitted after coming to a complete stop.
USE TURN SIGNALS Outside of being a good driving practice… it’s considerate, and helps the flow of traffic while in congestion.
DRIVE WITHOUT STRESS Remember… you’re on vacation.
BE CONSIDERATE The ’Aloha Spirit’… need we say more?
DON’T TAILGATE There are a lot of visitors looking at scenery or for a turnoff that tend to slam on their brakes at the last minute, without looking behind them (at you tailgating). Don’t mess up your vacation, because it will be your fault!
PASSING The first question you have to ask yourself… do I really trust this rental car?... second… is this really going to save me more than 1 minute?
SLOW DRIVING Slow drivers – be considerate of the drivers behind you – pull off if you can to view the sites.
Not so slow drivers – be considerate – you’re all on vacation.
DRIVING THE MOUNTAIN Going down that is…  Use a lower gear. If you use your brakes too much, they can overheat and slip or fail completely.
ROAD TO HANA If you’re short on time for the day and want to squeeze this activity in… don’t!  Stay as close to the right as possible… you never know when a large truck is coming around the corner, half in your lane!  If you’re a scenic driver, pull off at one of the many overlooks.  Some people ‘honk’ when approaching a hairpin curve.
LOST?... or just don’t know exactly where you are?
First… you’re on an island.  Second… don’t read a map while driving.
WATCH THE ROAD Inevitably someone in the car is going to scream out… Oooooh, look at that!...  Please remember you’re driving and it would be best to pull off to view the sites.
USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS It’s just a good idea to turn on your headlights when:  Dusk to Dawn… on mountain roads… raining or fog.
SPEEDING Remember… You’re on vacation, so… slow down… take it easy… relax… you’ll get there… there’s plenty of time.

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