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Ask HPD: Asking for Monetary Donations

Question: Can people ask for monetary donations while standing on the road or on the sidewalk?

Answer: Hawaii law states that no person shall stand in, walk along, or otherwise occupy a portion of a highway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, business, or contributions from the occupant of any vehicle. Anyone caught violating this law can face a $70 fine. Standing in or near the flow of traffic is also very dangerous. You could get injured or cause a motor vehicle accident.

ยง291C-77 Pedestrians soliciting rides, business, or attention of motorist..

ROH Sec. 15-17.2 Restrictions on pedestrians crossing roadways. .

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