Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

HRS 135-3

Summary Title

Liability: Traffic on Private Property


An owner of private property who, during an emergency or traffic accident, has the chief of police direct vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists onto their property will not be held legally responsible for any injury or death to a person or property while on the property.

Full Title

Owner's immunities

Full Text

In the event the chief of police diverts vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, or a combination thereof, onto an owner’s real property during an emergency or traffic accident, the owner, together with the owner’s successors in interest, if any, shall not be civilly liable for negligently causing the death of, or injury to, any person or damage to any personal property, in connection with the use of the real property for the purposes as provided in section 135-2.