Is lane splitting legal in Hawaii?

Is it illegal to split lanes on a motorcycle when driving in Hawaii? Sometimes I get stuck in long lines of cars but I know I could get where I need to go way faster if I just rode straight down the middle!

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
While it might be convenient, lane splitting is illegal in Hawaii and in most other states in the U.S. If you get caught splitting lanes within the state, you could be hit with a traffic ticket.
It’s also legally required that you purchase
motorcycle insurance
for your bike before you hit the road. For
minimum coverage in Hawaii
, you’ll need:
  • $20,000 coverage per person for bodily injury
  • $40,000 coverage per person where multiple people were hurt
  • $10,000 coverage per incident for property damage
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