Hawaii Seal Hawaii Revised Statutes


Obedience to signal indicating approach of train


§291C-91 Obedience to signal indicating approach of train. (a) Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in this section, the driver of the vehicle shall stop within fifty feet but not less than fifteen feet from the nearest rail of the railroad, and shall not proceed until the train has passed. The foregoing requirements shall apply when:

(1) A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train;

(2) A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagperson gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a train;

(3) A railroad train approaching within approximately fifteen hundred feet of the highway crossing emits a signal audible from that distance and the railroad train, by reason of its speed or nearness to the crossing, is an immediate hazard;

(4) An approaching railroad train is approximately within fifteen hundred feet of the crossing and is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to the crossing.

(b) No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while the gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. [L 1971, c 150, pt of §1; gen ch 1985, 1993; am L 1997, c 156, §1]