Jaywalking is crossing the street outside of a crosswalk or away from a street corner. Jaywalking is against the law and is punishable by a fine of $130 for pedestrians who fail to obey the law in Hawaii. According to the Honolulu Police Department, every year, Hawaii has an average of 28 pedestrian fatalities and approximately 560 pedestrian injuries per year.
Per capita, Hawaii has the 4th highest pedestrian fatality rate in the United States with a majority of fatalities occurring because pedestrians failed to use crosswalks and did not cross at intersections. The Honolulu Police Department suggest the following safety tips for pedestrians: