Hawaii does not use driver’s license points, but drivers may still have their license suspended for things like driving without insurance or failing or refusing to take a blood alcohol test. Moving violations will still be reported on your driving record in Hawaii. Depending on the offense, you could face fines, license suspension, or even jail time. Additionally, your insurer will see your driving record and may increase your premiums due to the violations.
Violations That Can Lead to a Suspended License in Hawaii
Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI/DWI)
Failing or refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test
Committing major traffic violations
Violating Hawaii insurance laws
Being at fault in a car accident without insurance coverage
Fortunately, moving violations won’t affect you forever. Violations will only affect your insurance rates for 5 years in Hawaii. However, it is still important to know what is on your record so you can better understand how your driving history may be impacting your insurance premiums.
Hawaii does not use a license-points system to track driving offenses. In other words, you don’t have to worry about how long points will stay on your license in Hawaii because they won’t be added in the first place.
Even though Hawaii does not use license points, drivers can still face consequences if they commit serious or repeated moving violations. For example, drivers in Hawaii can have their license suspended if they are charged with driving without insurance or failing or refusing to take a blood alcohol test, among other offenses. A policyholder’s driving history will also affect their insurance premiums in Hawaii, since insurance companies check driving records to determine how much risk a driver presents.… read full answer
You can’t get points off your license in Hawaii, since Hawaii does not use a driver’s license points system. You can still have your Hawaii license suspended if you commit certain serious offenses, including driving without insurance or driving while intoxicated, among other offenses, but Hawaii does not track violations using points.… read full answer
For more information about Hawaii’s system and to find out how to check your driving record, read WalletHub’s complete guide to driver’s license checks.
You can check your driving record in Hawaii by mailing a request form or visiting a District Court. Purchasing a copy of your driving record in Hawaii costs $9, and you will need to provide your full name, date of birth, and license number or Social Security number. In Hawaii, you cannot check your driving record online.… read full answer
Some states like Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio allow residents to check their driving record for free.
How to Check Your Driving Record in Hawaii
Go to the Department of Transportation website.
Provide your personal information.
Pay any applicable fees.
Driving records are important for insurance purposes because car insurance companies charge higher premiums for customers with a history of violations or accidents. For instance, a single speeding ticket increases premiums by an average of 18% in Hawaii. Checking your driving record can help you verify that the information is correct.
It’s also a good idea to see when a violation occurred, because insurance companies generally look at the past three to five years of your driving record. Once insurance companies stop taking the violation into account, you should compare quotes again to be sure you’re still getting the best rate on the coverage you need.
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