In this edition of our Maui Travel Tips series, we give you some suggestions to keep you safe while traveling by foot to and from your waterfront Maui vacation rental . . .
- When venturing out and about town, always use the available sidewalks to make your way to your destination.
- If no sidewalk is available, keep as close to the side of the street as possible, facing oncoming traffic as you go.
- Always cross streets at marked sidewalks and intersections.
- Always be aware of your surroundings before crossing: Even if you have the right of way, mistakes can happen, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
- While crossing inside a crosswalk, most will have a blinking sign with a countdown showing you how much time you have left to cross safely.
- If you see a countdown prior to entering a marked crosswalk, stay on the sidewalk and wait until the sign shows the white “start crossing” pedestrian symbol before continuing.
- Along with being unsafe, jaywalking is against the law in the State of Hawaii, and carries with it a hefty fine. Find the nearest crosswalk and cross there instead.
- As we have mentioned in our other Maui Travel Tips; stay visible when enjoying the island by foot by wearing bright and/or reflective clothing and footwear, especially at night.
- Always use common sense as you walk Maui’s friendly streets.
As always, Stay safe!