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Ronald McDonald footprints remind pedestrians to stay safeUPDATED 8:04 PM HST Aug 13, 2014Video Transcript
DOING WHILE HE'S IN THE ISLANDS. disguised as a fee. recognize August as Pedestrian Awareness Month -- we're the only state in the nation to do so. Ronald McDonald and Walk Wise Hawaii has come up with a creative way to get the pedestrian safety message across. KITV 4's Ashley Moser has the details. 16-21 30-35 53-58 You've seen them on sidewalks before -- the big red footprints -- a friendly reminder from Ronald McDonald to look both ways before crossing the street. This year alone McDonald's has added 20 new prints bringing the total up to 66 around the state. Lance: 21:03 "THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IS EDUCATION AND AWARENESS BECAUSE INFRASTRUCTUR E ALONE CANNOT SAVE US ON THE STREET." 21:08 And to get that message across -- Walk Wise Hawaii is teaming up with McDonalds not only on sidewalks but in its restaurants. Victor 16:40 "FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST IF YOU COME INSIDE YOU HAVE TRAY LINERS THAT EDUCATE THE KIDS ABOUT PEDESTRIAN SAFETY." 16:48 These two art pieces have made its way on trays at all 75 McDonalds in Hawaii -- reaching millions of customers. Organizers have put together a pledge for each student in the Kamaaina Kids program. If they share these safety tips with kupuna and get it signed, they get a free Happy Meal. Ashley Standup 23:35 "AND THE PROGRAM ENCOURAGES KEIKI TO LOOK LEFT, RIGHT, AND LEFT AGAIN. MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER AND WEAR REFLECTIVE CLOTHING ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT." 23:45 Organizers agree if children learn these tips at a young age, they streets of Hawaii will be a safer place. Victor: 16:15 "YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU'RE CROSSING STREETS, CAREFUL WHEN DRIVING. IF WE'VE SAVED ONE LIFE WE'VE WON." 16:24 Ashley Moser -- KITV 4 News.