Special Licenses in Hawaii
All school bus drivers must:
- Own a Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) with" P" and "S" endorsements.
- Pass a physical exam.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Pass a traffic history check.
There are no statewide rules for owning a taxi driver's license. Each municipality sanctions its own requirements.
Honolulu, for example, requires:
- Passing a written test.
- Passing a location test.
- Passing a Honolulu Police Department criminal background check.
Contact your local city government for the requirements in your jurisdiction.
No commercial driver license (CDL) is required provided the van you're driving does not:
- Carry 16 or more passengers, including yourself
- Exceed 26,001 GVWR
Hawaii does not require a chauffeur's license.
No one under 15 can operate a "thrill craft," which Hawaii categorizes as:
- Jet skis
- Wet bikes
- Surf jets
- Miniature speed boats
- Any other fun-machine that employs an internal combustion engine powering a water jet pump for propulsion, and is designed to be steered while standing, sitting or kneeling.
The state also recommends that 15-year-olds have an adult with them, who can immediately take over control of the craft in case of trouble.
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