How to beat the school traffic jamUPDATED 8:23 PM HST Aug 14, 2013Video Transcript
will head back to school. It'll probably feel like they're ALL on the roads at the same time. KITV4's Brenton Awa is standing by live to tell you tips on beating the back to school jam. Hey Brenton... Hey guys -- We're out on the Ward overpass above the H-1 and if you think traffic is slow now -- just wait until the week of August 26th. If you're one of those that have to drive during that morning or afternoon rush hour -- your commute is about to get longer. When public schools went back in session the city postponed roadwork for that week to accommodate the change but that will NOT happen in two weeks. The DOT asking for your help now. :10 It says to try to adjust your schedule to avoid peak traffic times... And inspect your cars to make sure they're not prone to breaking down on the road. :18 It's also urging pedestrians to not break the law by entering crosswalks once the red palm or countdown clock appears -- as that's a disruption to the flow of traffic. :28 5811 - 5820 "SOME PEDESTRIANS SEEM TO THINK THAT THE COUNTDOWN TIMER SIMPLY MEANS THEY HAVE THAT MUCH TIME LEFT TO MAKE IT TO THE OTHER SIDE BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE." The DOT's also urging the use of alternate means of transportation like carpools -- biking -- walking or riding the bus. And college students are being offered discounted city bus passes. :10 The DOT has one new tool for drivers to use. Its an app called "GO AKAMAI" Just download it on your cell phone and it'll let you see traffic congestion on the map. You can also check drive times.. And over 200 traffic cameras.. Of course -- use this app before getting behind the wheel so you can avoid creating an accident and not get a ticket. Call it operation weed eradication.