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UPDATED: Jun 29, 2022

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What is Hawaii SR-22 Insurance?

The Hawaii SR-22 car insurance is a form that insurance companies issue to prove to a state that an individual has proper insurance. It is the way that the state monitor’s insurance for a driver who has had problems with their driver’s license, such as DUI, habitually lacking insurance, or multiple tickets in a short period of time.

Six major factors affect car insurance rates in Hawaii. Which auto insurance factors will impact SR-22 rates the most? Typically, that’s a HI DUI. Some states have banned discrimination based on your credit score when it comes to auto insurance rates, and this is one of those states.

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Who needs SR-22 Insurance in Hawaii?

In Hawaii, an SR-22 is required when a driver has been in an accident while uninsured and has not paid for damages, when they have been charged with driving under the influence, DUI, when a license has been suspended due to an accumulation of moving violations, or in cases of mandatory insurance supervisions.

Are there different types of Hawaii SR-22 Forms?

There are three different types of Hawaii SR-22 car insurance. The Operator’s certificate covers financial responsibility if the motorist does not have a vehicle, owner’s certificate is for the motorist’s vehicle, and the Operator-Owner’s covers both the motorist’s vehicle and other vehicles if not insured.

Is SR-22 Car Insurance required in Hawaii?

SR-22 is required in the state of Hawaii to monitor the insurance of problem drivers. The minimum coverage is $20,000 for one person killed or injured, $40,000 for two or more people killed or injured, $10,000 for property damage, and $10,000 for personal injury protection.

How much does SR-22 insurance cost compared to a standard policy in Hawaii?

Because of the violations on your record, the cost of SR-22 insurance in Hawaii is more expensive than a traditional car insurance policy. Policies for drivers with clean records cost $503 on average per year, while those with severe violations spend an annual average of $1,570 for SR-22 insurance in Hawaii.  Auto insurance companies charge high-risk motorists higher rates on account of the increased risk of a claim payout.

How long do Hawaii drivers need an SR-22?

How long you have to carry SR-22 insurance in Hawaii may vary depending on the details of your violation, but the average driver requires the SR-22 filing for about three years.

How Do I File a Hawaii SR-22 Insurance Form?

Contact an insurance agency that is authorized to issue SR-22 insurance. Once you have paid the processing fee, which varies by agency, they will send the SR-22 to the Secretary of State in Hawaii. The Secretary of State will send the driver a letter along with the Hawaii SR-22 car insurance form to be kept with them at all times when driving.

Hawaii SR-22 Insurance: The Bottom Line

Hawaii requires SR-22 documentation for drivers who are convicted of serious traffic violations. The list includes reckless driving, hit-and-run, and DUI, among other major offenses.

The insurance rates offered to someone with an SR-22 requirement are typically higher than a policy for someone with a clean driving record.