Pedestrian safety month aims to bring awarenessUPDATED 12:01 AM HST Jul 31, 2014Video Transcript
August --has seen the highest spike in pedestrian fatality across the state over the past 10 years. Both drivers and pedestrians need to pay attention. That's the main message for Pedestrian Safety Month. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa has our continuing coverage. 13-18 44-48 105-109 121-125 The crosswalk might be marked... But the people crossing the street here still don't feel very safe. Even crosswalks at stoplights make some people nervous.. Mary Warren 1548 IT'S REALLY SCARY YOU KNOW I SAY A PRAYER BEFORE I GO OUT I SAY A PRAYER WHEN I GET BACK BECAUSE IM SO GRATEFUL I MADE IT IN ONE PIECE 57 Mary Warren even has a highlighted vest behind her power wheelchair --to warn drivers. Senior citizens 65 and older make up nearly one in three pedestrian fatalities in Hawaii.. A number that's going UP. State safety officials spread the responsibility evenly .. Drivers need to pay attention, and so do the people on foot. Omar Mozumder 2037 I MYSELF AM GUILTY OF THAT WHEN IM CROSSING SOMETIMES IM LOOKING DOWN ON MY PHONE 41 Just yesterday two pedestrians died in accidents hit on Oahu roads. Police say... a man-- in his 40's --- was hit while walking in a marked crosswalk in Kalihi... he later died. And a man on Vineyard boulevard also died when he was hit by a truck. Marisol Alvarez 944 I ALWAYS LOOK BOTH WAYS AND I LOOK BEHIND ME. JUST BECAUSE SOMETIMES EVEN IF I LOOK BOTH WAYS AND CROSS CARS COME OUT OF NO WHERE 54 But, officials say that's even not enough when crossing the street. Lance Rae 2451 AS A PEDESTRIAN YOU NEED TO LOOK LEFT YOU NEED TO LOOK RIGHT LOOK LEFT AGAIN CONTINUE LOOKING AS YOU CROSS THE STREET 59 Nana Ohkawa KITV4 news.