islands of Hawaii, commercial vehicle traffic includes tractor-trailers,
tankers and charter buses. From the western Oahu to the eastern "Big
Island" of Hawai'i, Hawaii's interstate system allows those vehicles to
reach major cities such as Honolulu, Maui and Molokai. That traffic also leads
to more than 100 accidents every year, leaving dozens of motorists injured or
mourning the loss of a family member. If you have been injured in an accident
with a truck in Hawaii, include Michael on your legal team and benefit from
being represented by an attorney who has a thorough understanding of truck
accident litigation and can help you win the maximum settlement you deserve.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Honolulu may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Hawaii Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Hawaii, visit our Hawaii Trucking Laws page.
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Fatal Truck Accidents: 7 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 115 per year
Accident Locales: 50%(Rural), 50%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 12% of Hawaii's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Hawaii.
In 33% of Hawaii's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate H-1: Hawaii's busiest Interstate, H-1 is an east/west highway on the island of Oahu and is also known both as the Lunalilo Freeway and the Queen Lili'uokalani Freeway. H-1 spans the gap between Kapolei and Honolulu.
Interstate H-201: Also known as the Moanalua Freeway, H-201 is just over 4 miles long and travels from Halawa to Honolulu on the island of Oahu.
Interstate H-2: Otherwise known as the Veterans Memorial Freeway, H-2 is a north/south Interstate on Oahu running 8 miles between Pearl City and Wahiawa.
Interstate H-3: H-3, or the John A. Burns Freeway, is a 15-mile route from Halawa to Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Oahu.