Full Statute Name:  West's Hawai'i Revised Statutes Annotated. Division 1. Government. Title 17. Motor and Other Vehicles. Chapter 291C. [Statewide Traffic Code]. Rules of the Road. Part XII. Miscellaneous Rules. § 291C-124. Obstruction to driver's view or driving mechanism

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Primary Citation:  H R S § 291C-124 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  June, 2017 Alternate Citation:  HI ST § 291C-124 Date Adopted:  2017
Summary: This Hawaii law states that no person shall hold in his or her lap or allow to be in the driver's immediate area any animal that interferes with the "driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle."
Statute Text: 

(a) No person shall drive a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front seat such a number of persons, exceeding three, as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle, or as to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.

(b) While operating a motor vehicle, no person shall hold in the person's lap, or allow to be in the driver's immediate area, any person, animal, or object which interferes with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.

(c) No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in such position as to interfere with the driver's view ahead or to the sides, or to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.

Credits
Laws 1971, ch. 150, § 1; Laws 1981, ch. 11, § 1; Laws 1984, ch. 90, § 1.

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