OUT OF STATE COVERAGE
When the policy applies to the operation of a motor vehicle outside of your state, and the limits are higher in that state, your insurance will increase your limits to the extent of the limits required by the local law. As long as you possess those coverages in your own policy. For example, if you live in a state that requires PIP and the state you are driving in requires bodily injury, than your insurance will not provide bodily injury since you have not purchased this coverage.You must purchase bodily injury protection to have this coverage. If your PIP is $10,000/$20,000 and the state in which you are driving has a limit of $15,000/$30,000 than your limit will be increased to meet the higher limits required for that particular state.
Hawaii Car Insurance Laws
|The minimum amount of liability insurance required in Hawaii is as follows:|
|$20,000/$40,000 for bodily Injury|
$10,000 for property damage
$10,000 Personal Injury protection(PIP)
All vehicles registered in Hawaii are required to carry three types of insurance Personal Injury Protection, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury:
Be aware that the liability coverage required by law covers only damage the policy holder does to others. To pay for damages to your car, you will need to purchase collision insurance or comprehensive insurance for damage to your vehicle from other causes.
Uninsured/Under insured Motorist Coverage is not mandatory in the state of Hawaii. Drivers have the right to waive this coverage, but it is highly recommended that you carry it.
Having motor vehicle insurance is essential to owning a motor vehicle in Hawaii. Hawaii State law requires that your vehicle be insured throughout the motor vehicle registration period and that you have a valid Hawaii motor vehicle insurance identification card in you motor vehicle at all times. You can be ticketed and fined if you operate a vehicle without the required motor vehicle identification card.
If you don't have insurance on your motor vehicle, you must surrender the registration certificate and license plates to the county director of finance. And when you do that, you will not be able to drive the vehicle.
Hawaii is a considered a "no-fault state", which means your motor vehicle insurance company will pay the bills for your injuries and your passengers' injuries up to the personal injury protection benefits ("PIP") limit. And you cannot sue or be sued unless there are serious injuries. Because "no-fault" applies to injuries, not to vehicles or property, the driver-at-fault in an accident is responsible for damages to vehicle and property.
Your minimum motor vehicle insurance policy must have protection for you and your passengers of $10,000 per person personal injury protection benefits. This is for paying medical and rehabilitative costs.
Your mandatory coverages also include a $20,000 per person/$40,000 per accident bodily injury liability and a $10,000 per occurrence property damage liability. These cover damages for the injured party when you are at-fault in an accident.
You should be aware that in a competitive insurance market insurance companies charge different rates for essentially the same coverage. Shopping around may result in savings to you on your automobile policy. Be sure to take into consideration the services provided by the company.