Drive like a Local: When driving on Maui please remember “this ain’t the mainland”, and try to drive with aloha. Drive slow, Do not tailgate other drivers and drive with the traffic, do not fight to overtake, because we all get there together in the end. Please do not suddenly stop in traffic when sight seeing, pull over to enjoy the views
When getting directions: in Hawaii remember that “Mauka” means towards the mountain, and “Makai” means towards the sea. For example: “I will be waiting on the Mauka (mountain) side of the highway”. Don’t expect locals to know all the highway numbers. Giving directions in relation to well known landmarks is more common.
Pedestrians Beware: Do not expect the cars on Maui to always stop when you are waiting at a crosswalk. Make sure that they see you, and that they are stopping. Try to make yourself visible, especially at night because Maui roads are generally not well illuminated. A lot of cars will just plow through crosswalks without stopping.