Police and public officials hold signs Monday morning to spread the message about pedestrian safety at eight locations across O'ahu.
- Ala Moana Blvd & Piikoi St.
- Weed Circle & Kamehameha Hwy, J.P. Leong Bypass Rd
- Waipahu St & Mahoe Street (August Ahrens Elem. School)
- Kalanianaole Hwy & Inoaole St
- Hauula Homestead Rd & Kamehameha Hwy
- King St. & Kalihi St.
- Kalanianaole Hwy & Ainakoa Ave.
- Fort Weaver Rd. (fronting the Boys and Girls Club)
The locations have been selected based on where pedestrians have been fatally struck. Pedestrians and drivers can work together toward safety by:
- Remaining attentive
- Drive safely and taking extra care when entering and exiting driveways and alleys
- Eliminated distractions to concentrate on the road and surroundings
- The use of headlights early and driving at the posted speed limit
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations – Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The official data base from the Department of Transportation on traffic fatalities have increased. This year alone has reported 13 fatalities on O'ahu.